Saturday, October 23 2021
The Lakers and Celtics begin their game on April 15, 2021, with some fans in the stands at Staples Center.
The Lakers and Celtics play at Staples Center on April 15. (Myung Chun / Los Angeles Times)

Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka said all the Lakers currently on the roster will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their regular-season opener.

Players who are fully vaccinated are subject to relaxed health and safety protocols, whereas those who are not must undergo rigorous testing for COVID-19.

The Lakers, as a team, reached the league’s threshold for relaxed protocols a season ago.

The NBA has mandated that team staff and employees must be vaccinated. NBA officials also have a vaccination mandate. Players do not.

This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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