2021/22 NBA Health And Safety Protocols Tracker

After finishing the 2019/20 season in a Walt Disney World bubble in Florida and spending much of the 2020/21 season playing in front of empty or half-full arenas, NBA teams had hoped to recapture a sense of normalcy in ’21/22.

However, while the season got off to a promising start, an increasing number of players have been affected by COVID-19, resulting in clubs playing shorthanded as outbreaks impact rosters around the league.

Players who test positive for the coronavirus have been required to remain in the NBA’s health and safety protocols for at least 10 days or until they return two consecutive negative tests at least 24 hours apart. Players who are unvaccinated have also been required to enter the protocols when they’re deemed to be a close contact of someone who tested positive — they can exit the protocols after a certain number of consecutive negative tests across multiple days.

We’re hopeful that in a matter of weeks, the number of players in the health and safety protocols will decrease significantly, rendering a tracker unnecessary. But for the time being, there are so many players in the protocols that it makes sense to compile the full list in one place in order to monitor which teams are most affected.

A few notes about this tracker:

  • Our goal will be to update the list multiple times per day (if necessary) on weekdays, and at least once per day on weekends.
  • The list will only include players, not coaches or other staffers.
  • We’ll remove names from the list once they’ve “cleared” the health and safety protocols and reported back to their teams, even if they haven’t yet met the conditioning requirements and passed the cardiac tests necessary to return to game action.

The players currently in the NBA’s health and safety protocols are listed below. If you have any questions or corrections, please leave a comment below or use our contact form.


Updated 1-18-22 (5:23pm CT)

Atlanta Hawks

  • None

Boston Celtics

Brooklyn Nets

  • None

Charlotte Hornets

  • None

Chicago Bulls

  • None

Cleveland Cavaliers

  • None

Dallas Mavericks

  • None

Denver Nuggets

Detroit Pistons

  • None

Golden State Warriors

  • None

Houston Rockets

  • None

Indiana Pacers

  • None

Los Angeles Clippers

  • None

Los Angeles Lakers

Memphis Grizzlies

Miami Heat

  • None

Milwaukee Bucks

  • None

Minnesota Timberwolves

New Orleans Pelicans

  • None

New York Knicks

  • None

Oklahoma City Thunder

Orlando Magic

  • None

Philadelphia 76ers

  • None

Phoenix Suns

  • None

Portland Trail Blazers

  • None

Sacramento Kings

San Antonio Spurs

Toronto Raptors

  • None

Utah Jazz

Washington Wizards

  • None
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