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Coronavirus Sees The Four Major Active US Sports Announce Locker Room Closure

March 10, 2020

The four major sports with league seasons currently taking place have released a joint statement temporarily banning reporters from entering locker-rooms before and after games due to fears concerning coronavirus.

This decision has been taken a precautionary measure with the spread of the disease beginning to spread in the United States.

Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, the National Basketball Association, and the National Hockey League issued the following joint statement:

“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 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.”

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