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San Francisco temporarily bans gatherings of 1,000 or more people due to coronavirus crisis

Two Warriors games fall into that time table, including Thursday’s matchup against the Brooklyn Nets, which will be played without fans.

Houston Rockets v Golden State Warriors Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images

Editor’s note: This is a developing story and will be updated as more information comes out.

The city of San Francisco is reportedly banning gatherings of more than 1,000 people for the next two weeks, due to the coronavirus crisis.

The ban includes Golden State Warriors home games at Chase Center in Mission Bay. The news was first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, and was shortly followed up by a statement from San Francisco mayor London Breed.

According to Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle, the ban is for two weeks, which means it will impact at least two Warriors games. Golden State hosts the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night, and the Atlanta Hawks on March 25.

Marc Stein of the New York Times reports that the Warriors are being directed to play tomorrow’s game at Chase Center, but without fans.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski adds that the Warriors are prepared to do this for following games as well.

The game against the Hawks is the start of a four-game homestand for the Warriors, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see those games impacted as well.

This could potentially be the tip of the iceberg for the NBA, and U.S. sports. The NBA is reportedly already exploring options for moving games, playing games without fans, and potentially even cancelling games.

The World Health Organization is officially labeling the coronavirus outbreak a “pandemic,” so we may see more measures such as these across the state, country, and world.