The NBA is requiring all participants, guests and those granted access to the official league hotel in Atlanta to be checked in by 7:00 PM on Saturday and to remain at the hotel until Sunday's All-Star Game, sources tell Marc Stein of the New York Times.

The NBA is attempting to play an exhibition game in the middle of a pandemic that has killed more than 500,000 people in the United States alone despite objections from many of the players that will participate.