The NBA has sent all 30 teams a 32-page manual with cleaning and disinfecting protocols to "reset" arenas as they prepare for a possible return to arenas during the 20-21 season despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Various reports have indicated that the league is willing to delay the start of the 20-21 season if it increases the probability of hosting fans in arenas. 

Some NFL markets are hosting teams in a reduced capacity, which the NBA is studying to apply to their league.