SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The Sacramento Kings are the latest local employer to require its employees get the COVID-19 vaccine.
On Thursday, Sacramento Kings Owner and Chairman Vivek Ranadivé released a statement announcing the requirement.READ MORE: Proposed Campground Expansion At Auburn State Recreation Area Draws Concern Over Wildfire Risk
“Tragically, this pandemic is not over and with the rising number of cases we have made the decision to require all Sacramento Kings team members to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment,” Ranadivé said.READ MORE: Fire Burning In Highway 160 Overpass Reveals Person Living Inside
While full and part-time workers employed by the Kings will be required to get vaccinated, the team says players are exempt due to being represented by the National Basketball Players Association.
Previously, the NBA had announced a slew of restrictions for non-vaccinated players ahead of the 2021 Summer League games. While not an explicit mandate, the restrictions are greatly reduced for players who are fully vaccinated.MORE NEWS: Rio Linda Crash Leaves 1 Dead, 2 Injured
Several other major Sacramento-area employers, including Kaiser Permanente and Sutter Health, also announced vaccination requirements for its workers this week.