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