The Hawks showed their first signs of life as an organization on Monday, reopening their practice facility after a nearly two-month hiatus due to COVID-19:
The Hawks are officially opening their practice facility today.
— Sarah K. Spencer (@sarah_k_spence) May 11, 2020
No more than four players will be allowed in the facility at one time; players are not permitted to practice or scrimmage in a group; no head or assistant coaches can participate, and players can’t use public gyms or any non-team facilities.
While there will not be any organized practices, this is a significant next step towards hopefully resuming play. More importantly, the players will have access to a facility where the team can monitor the number of people entering the gym, preventing them from risking infection in gyms around the globe. It will also help a player like Clint Capela, who continues to rehab from injury.