Mark Cuban sends secret shoppers around Dallas as city reopens

Mavericks owner commissioned a group of to examine how businesses were handing the ’s reopening after its coronavirus lockdown.The study found that 96% of businesses failed to fully comply with state guidelines. decided against opening up the Mavericks practice facilities until testing is more widely available.Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban commissioned a team of secret shoppers to investigate how businesses around Dallas were handling the city’s reopening after weeks of lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The results, which Cuban posted to his blog, paint a rather bleak picture.

—Mark Cuban (@mcuban) May 7, 2020

Cuban hired the company ShiftSmart to help compile the data. According to the study, 96% of businesses observed were “non-compliant across all mandatory protocols and all locations.”

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Just 4% of businesses were operating in compliance with the guidelines given to businesses as the state reopened, while 32% of businesses were less than 50% compliant.

Cuban also noted that just 36% of businesses chose to reopen on the first weekend the option was available. “Media coverage, showcasing owner sentiment and infection statistics, paint a picture of a large degree of latent fear in the marketplace,” he wrote.

Earlier this week, Cuban said that the Mavericks practice facilities would remain closed until mass testing was available, despite the fact that teams were now permitted by the league to open up as long as they were in compliance with local law.

“The problem obviously is because we can’t test people, then we can’t assure anybody’s safety, whether they’re basketball players or anybody else,” Cuban said. “And even though we can try to take all different types of precaution, it’s just not worth it, particularly when our guys are staying in shape, and going outside and shooting on outdoor hoops, and working out in various ways. I just don’t think the risk is worth the reward.”

Cuban said that he would send out a few more sets of secret shoppers in the future to see how things progress.

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