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: FDA Recommends Changing Composition Of Covid-19 Vaccines For Use This Fall
“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: After 43 Days On The Run, The Woman Accused Of Killing An Elite San Francisco Cyclist Was Captured In Costa Rica
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: Getting Answers: What Do Increased Releases From Folsom Dam Mean For Region's Water Levels?
Several other major Sacramento-area employers, including Kaiser Permanente and Sutter Health, also announced vaccination requirements for its workers this week.