The continuous and rapid rise of Coronavirus or COViD-19 cases in the United States have prompted to reschedule and even delays of different events across the country.
One aspect that is greatly affected is the sporting world.
In an unprecedented event, the Big Four among the professional sports league in the United States have released a joint statement about limiting the access of people inside the locker rooms of teams.
This is in response to the growing number of infected people across the nation and of course avoid the probability that their athletes could acquire it.
The four leagues who released the joint statement were the National Basketball Association (NBA),Major League Soccer (MLB), National Hockey League (NHL) and Major League Soccer (MLS).
The statement read as:
After consultation with infectious disease and public health experts, and given the issues that can be associated with close contact in pre- and post-game settings, all team locker rooms and clubhouses will be open only to players and essential employees of teams and team facilities until further notice. Media access will be maintained in designated locations outside of the locker room and clubhouse setting. These temporary changes will be effective beginning with tomorrow’s games and practices. We will continue to closely monitor this situation and take any further steps necessary to maintain a safe and welcoming environment.