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Warriors players, staff not getting tested for coronavirus unless they show symptoms

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Golden State Warriors players and staff will not receive coronavirus testing unless they’re showing symptoms because there simply isn’t the capacity for it yet, according to Anthony Slater of The Athletic.

The Warriors and the rest of the NBA are in a freeze after the league suspended the 2019-20 season following Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert’s positive COVID-19 test. Members of the Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder were soon administered tests, which caused a bit of an uproar given how difficult it has been for many people around the United States to get tested.

It seems those teams were made a priority due to Gobert’s positive test, and Jazz teammate Donovan Mitchell soon tested positive afterward. With no members of the Warriors organization showing symptoms as of yet, there is currently no rush for them to get tested, though the hope is more robust testing will be happening throughout the country at some point.

For now, the league has delivered a number of protocols to teams to help combat the spread of this coronavirus outbreak. Players are being asked to remain in their home market and stay home as much as possible, and they’re also being encouraged to go through educational seminars with physicians to learn more about COVID-19.

This NBA hiatus will be at least 30 days, but it’s likely going to be longer than that due to the nature of this pandemic. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver acknowledged the desire to resume the 2019-20 season at some point. There’s a chance games could be played into July or even August, which would then likely have a major effect on the 2020-21 season.

Of course, Silver also admitted the possibility of the remainder of this season getting canceled altogether. There are just so many unknowns right now, and it’s impossible to know for sure what will happen at this time.