WNBA keeping COVID-19 at bay with 99% of players fully vaccinated

The WNBA is continuing to set an example for the other sports league to follow. 

The league announced Monday that since the beginning of the season on May 14 not one single player has tested positive for COVID-19.

Nearly all of its players (99%) on each of the 12 teams are fully vaccinated, and have met the threshold for being considered a fully-vaccinated team.

The other major sports leagues in North America — the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB and MLS — each have different protocols when it comes to testing. 

For example, the NFL says there will be no daily testing for players that are fully vaccinated, and for those who haven't received the shot, they will be tested everyday.

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Last week, MLB and the MLBPA announced that 23 teams of its 30 teams have reached the threshold of 85% or more of their Tier 1 Individuals being considered fully vaccinated.

In the NHL, a positive COVID test sidelined a head coach during the playoffs and continues to impact the Montreal Canadiens as they pursue their first Stanley Cup title since 1993. Interim head coach Dominique Ducharme will miss the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final, which begins Monday night, after first testing positive on June 18 during Montreal's series against the Vegas Golden Knights.

The WNBA will be sending numerous players to Tokyo next month to compete in the Olympics, including the entire U.S. Olympic women's basketball team.

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