NBA Partners with Biometric Company to Ensure Safe Return to Normal
We are almost in the clear.
With the ongoing vaccine rollout and the success of the distribution across America, the NBA is expecting to return to full capacity by next season.
While COVID-19 will surely remain a large concern for the next calendar year, the NBA is making strides on ensuring the health and safety of its fans. On Wednesday, RealGM reported that the league signed a new multi-year partnership with Clear, a biometric screening company which will operate league-wide next season. The partnership will provide all 30 teams with COVID-19 health screening technology. The technology will provide teams with information on whether fans pass the necessary health requirement upon entry.
“You can do this with hardware or without,” Clear CEO Caryn Seidman Becker told ESPN. “You can just be purely mobile to drive throughput. I look around the world and Australia is back. New Zealand, back. China, back. It just depends how it plays out, but obviously, the goal is 100%.”
A third of NBA teams already have experience with using Clear. Teams are using the company’s Health Pass program, which includes health surveys and secure linking to COVID-19 lab results and vaccination records.
Normalcy is slowly returning to our society.