Washington, D.C. - The Washington Wizards announced that they will immediately have players participate in individual voluntary workouts at their practice facility, the MedStar Wizards Performance Center. Players began workouts Friday while following strict guidelines from DC health officials and rules and guidelines set forth by the NBA.
The MedStar Wizards Performance Center will however remain closed to the general staffs of the Wizards, Mystics and Go-Go until local guidelines allow for re-opening.
Strict protocols and precautions will be in place to provide the safest possible working environment and include, but are not limited to:
All workouts will be on a voluntary basis
The individual workouts will be conducted with one player per half court, with only one member of the coaching or training staff per player and no overlap
Players will only use the court and weight room areas (locker rooms, training rooms, dining areas and offices will remain closed)
Players will wear masks while in the building other than when participating in on-court sessions; staff members will wear gloves and masks at all times when in the building
All workout spaces and equipment will be thoroughly cleaned between workouts
Team medical staff will administer symptom and temperature checks prior to anyone entering the facility
There will be no media, general staff or public access to the facility
The following video provides an illustration of the procedures players and authorized staff followed upon their return to the MedStar Wizards Performance Center for Individual workouts: