NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg and Australian Rugby League Commission chairman Peter V'landys have confirmed round two will go ahead without fans in the stands.
Club bosses were told in a phone hook-up on Sunday morning that all round-two games will be played in empty stadiums next weekend, with the Warriors' home game against the Canberra Raiders to be to be played at Cbus Super Stadium on the Gold Coast.
The Warriors are remaining in Australia after New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Saturday people arriving in the country would need to self-isolate for 14 days. The restrictions are to take place from midnight Sunday.
Warriors duo Patrick Herbert and Peta Hiku are returning to New Zealand to be with their families - Herbert became a father recently and Hiku's partner is eight months pregnant.
"In the interim we will continue round two. At this stage we will play round two and assess the situation," ARL commission chairman Peter V'landys said.
"Any decision we make today could change tomorrow.
"We are going to review all options, including isolating players and suspending the season.
"This situation is fluid and is changing by the hour.
"We will continue to take experts' advice ... And we will continue to act on that advice."
V'landys urged the federal government to offer its financial support, with clubs expected to start losing money from next weekend with no crowds.
The league would also take a drastic financial hit if matches were forced to be cancelled, with the NRL's main income its $2 billion broadcast deal.
"I can't stress enough our game has never faced a challenge like this," V'landys said.
"The longer it takes, the more pressure on our financial viability. It could have catastrophic effects on us going forward.
"Our money will only last so long and once its extinguished we are in big trouble.
"An Australia without rugby league is not Australia.
"The government has to assist us in this crisis because it is not of our own doing.
"Rugby league has been a fabric of our society for hundreds of years. It is people's escape, it is people's relaxation.
"And we have to do everything we can to continue the tradition of rugby league."
Greenberg conceded that if any player tested positive, it would have massive implications on the game.