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Warriors will play home games without fans the next two weeks [UPDATE]

Golden State plays at home Thursday vs. the Nets and in two weeks on March 25 against the Hawks.

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr reacts during the fourth quarter in the game against the Toronto Raptors at Chase Center. Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: March 11, 2:18 p.m. — Here’s an official statement from the Warriors:

UPDATE: March 11, 1:54 p.m. — The Warriors have been directed to play home games without fans in the arena, The New York Times Marc Stein reported Wednesday afternoon.

The City of San Francisco plans to ban large gatherings of over 1,000 people, including Golden State Warriors games, per Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle. The ban is expected to be for two weeks, which only impacts two Warriors home games: Thursday vs. the Brooklyn Nets and March 25 vs. the Atlanta Hawks. The Dubs have a five-game road trip after Thursday’s game.

It’s unclear if this means Warriors games will be canceled or if the games will operate without any fans, as the NBA has alluded to in recent weeks. They could reschedule games to be played at a later date, but it’s unclear if the coronavirus outbreak will be resolved or at least contained by that time.