The city of San Francisco has issued its guidelines, but still recommends that Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins be vaccinated or face significant consequences.
In a statement issued Friday through SFGate’s Eric Ting, the San Francisco Department of Public Health made it clear that anyone over the age of 12 who enters a major indoor event must be vaccinated, and medical or religious exemptions will not exceed the requirement. The health department added that the rule “applies to staff and players hired by the host.”
“In large and indoor events, all sponsors aged 12 and over must be vaccinated at this time,” the statement said. “Under the current order, if not vaccinated, they cannot enter non-territories because they cannot be vaccinated in any way and without this need, even if they have medical or religious exemptions. This same rule applies to performers and players employed by the host who are covered by health order vaccination requirements at large and mega indoor events.
In other words, Wiggins, who has not been vaccinated, will not be allowed to enter the Chase Center because things are standing still. That means he certainly won’t be able to play in the Golden State home games.
This was a significant concern for the fighters and the problem definitely took home. There was some hope that Wiggins would be granted a religious waiver by the NBA, but it made it clear that the city’s order would be overturned anyway.
The Warriors play nine of their first 12 regular-season games, including an eight-game homestead starting October 28th. This means that Wiggins has time to get vaccinated if he wants to play among them and can avoid losing a significant amount of money.