The BNP Paribas Open will start next week in Indian Wells. On Friday, officials detailed their plans for this year’s event that will get underway as the public becomes increasingly concerned about the coronavirus.
In a statement, the tournament says that, “first and foremost, any patron who has purchased tickets directly from the tournament may request a refund for the 2020 tournament, or a credit for the 2021 tournament.”
For those still planning on heading to the BNP Paribas Open, officials have taken the following actions:
- More than 250 hand sanitizing stations have been placed throughout the facility
- Players will be required to manage their own towel on court and ball kids will not touch or move player towels. A chair will be placed at the back of the court for them to place their towel on for usage during the match.
- Ball kids will wear gloves
- Restaurant and food supply workers will wear gloves
- Volunteers taking tickets at entrances will wear gloves
- N95 masks are being secured for first aid and health personnel to be prepared for any circumstances that would necessitate the use thereof
- Organized player and fan interaction will be limited at the tournament
- All common areas throughout the facility will be cleaned daily with an antiviral application
- Coordinating with local hospital and CDC approved testing for all individuals with symptoms
- Further actions are being considered and evaluated on a daily basis in order to continue to ensure the safety of everyone associated with the event.
For more information, or to request a refund, you can go to this dedicated page.