As Coronavirus precations continue to tighten as the spread rises across the country, the sports world is trying to get out in front of it and resume operations, taking the best measures possible to protect the athletes and fans. Italy led the foray by emptying the stands. As March Madness is around the corner, there are already measures in place for the NCAA tournament. NBA, NHL, and MLB have already made plans as well. The latest out of the NBA is the following according to ESPN:
If the virus clusters and forces a team out of its city and arena for a period of time, there has been discussion about moving games to the away opponent's arena if that city hasn't suffered an outbreak -- or even moving games to neutral cities and sites, league sources told ESPN.
The NBA is discussing a number of possibilities -- including eliminating fans from buildings for games or, more drastically, suspending game operations for a period of time -- but sources said decisions on those options remain complicated by the fact that there has been a limited amount of public testing for the coronavirus in the United States. There is no full understanding of how widespread and debilitating the virus could become in the country.