By Charles Connors
Tonight’s Sixers-Warriors game is still on, the Warriors announced last night, even though San Francisco’s city government recommended sporting events be canceled as coronavirus spreads through parts of the Bay Area.
A release from the Warriors said the team is “continuing to monitor the situation and the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).”
Two cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, have been confirmed within the city of San Francisco by public health officials, and several dozen have been confirmed in the Bay Area over the last week.
Mayor London Breed announced that city health officials recommended the cancellation of any non-essential large gathering like sporting events, concerts and conventions.
The Warriors’ statement said that there is an increase in cleaning staff at Chase Center, and they will use hospital-grade disinfectant to clean seats, elevators and door handles throughout the arena.