Fans will no longer need to present a positive test result or vaccination certificate in order to see home games at the Paycom Center.
Before the team could play their first 10 home matches of the season, they required that fans be either vaccinated or have a negative test.
However, the team claimed that Oklahoma City’s vaccination coverage has improved and that there have been an increase in the number of cases.
“The Oklahoma Department of Health reports that the percentage of Oklahoma County residents 12 years and older who have been fully or partially vaccinated has risen to 85%,” the team said in a statement. “The number of COVID-19 cases has fallen by about 60% statewide, and the number of hospital admissions has decreased at a similar rate.”
The Paycom Center has eliminated the need for children to wear face masks, in addition to changes in testing and vaccination policies.
The new policy will take effect December 1.
The new policy does not apply to everyone. The team stated that the vaccine and testing requirements for people sitting on court seats won’t change. The NBA has established the policy, according to the Thunder.