MLB, NBA close clubhouses to media amid fear of coronavirus spread

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Major League Baseball and the NBA will join the NHL in closing clubhouses to media members over fears of potential coronavirus spread, it was reported on Monday. 

Major League Baseball will join the NBA and NHL in closing clubhouses to media due to fear over potential spread of coronavirus, sources tell ESPN.

— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) March 9, 2020

Regarding the media restrictions: Players will be available in press-conference settings as well as outside the clubhouse, though during interviews they will be asked to abide by the CDC suggestion that they keep a 6-foot distance from reporters, sources told ESPN.

— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) March 9, 2020

League told teams these are among recommendations of infectious disease and public health experts. Essential team personnel in locker room would include coaches, front office, basketball staff, PR staff, etc). https://t.co/aCUQmkiLXC

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 9, 2020

Players will be available in a press-conference type situation and outside of the clubhouses and locker rooms. The CDC has recommended players keep a 6-to-8 foot distance from reporters.