The NBA is monitoring how its players' mental health is being impacted by social isolation during the coronavirus pandemic, ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reported.
Additionally, the league is reportedly devising plans to use technology to help mitigate the negative effects of that isolation.
The NBA has been on hiatus since March 11 when Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Several other players around the Association have since tested positive.
To help stop the virus' spread, the NBA has instituted policies that limit players' interactions with the public and other members of their organizations. As of Thursday, players reportedly can't use their teams' facilities or leave North America. However, they're allowed to travel outside their teams' home markets after giving notice.
The CDC recommends that those who are sick with COVID-19 or believe they might have it should stay home and separate themselves from others, using a separate "sick room" and bathroom if possible.
For Cleveland Cavaliers veteran Kevin Love, mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic has been a chief concern. Following the suspension of the league's schedule last week, the 31-year-old Love donated $100,000 to support his team's hourly arena workers, emphasizing that he was "concerned about the level of anxiety that everyone is feeling."