By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The NBA is being proactive as coronavirus continues to spread across the United States. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the league has sent a memo to teams telling them to prepare to play games without fans, should it come to that.

Nothing is set in stone at this point but Charania says teams have been told to identify “essential staff” that would be necessary to still play games. The difference being, the stands would be empty.

What You Need To Know: Latest Coronavirus Information From Pennsylvania, New Jersey And Delaware Health Departments

The Sixers have 19 games remaining in the regular season, with 11 of those being at the Wells Fargo Center.

Locally, there have been presumed positive coronavirus cases in Delaware County, Pennsylvania and Camden County, New Jersey.