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Monday, March 29, 2021

Major League Baseball relaxing COVID-19 protocols for fully vaccinated players, staff

Among the new and relaxed protocols:

► Players and staff members who are vaccinated no longer are required to wear masks in gatherings in hotel rooms and other indoor spaces with other fully vaccinated individuals but still must wear masks in the clubhouse and training room. Masks are not mandated in the dugout, bullpen or weight room.

► Family and household members who are vaccinated, including non-vaccinated children, are now permitted to stay with them in their hotel rooms on the road. Players also no longer are required to notified their club compliance officer when leaving the hotel

► Vaccinated individuals now have the option to decrease testing to twice a week using saliva tests.

► Fully vaccinated individuals who have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 no longer need to quarantine unless they have symptoms.

► Fully vaccinated individuals can carpool or use ride-sharing services to and from club facilities.

► Card playing is back on planes and buses as long as no unvaccinated individuals are within two rows of the fully vaccinated people.

► Vaccinated individuals can meet outdoors with anyone instead of just household or family members.

► Vaccinated players and staff members also are permitted to appear at in-person sponsorship or marketing events, provided that the event’s health and safety protocols are approved by the club.

► They also may now attend indoor religious services, although outdoor serves still are recommended.

► Family members and guests of players and staff are no longer required to sit in pods at games, and can mingle with other spectators.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 29, 2021 at 01:06 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jeff Francoeur's OPS Posted: March 29, 2021 at 08:45 PM (#6010625)
Tsk tsk tsk. Grandpa Joe and Uncle Tony are not going to approve of this.
   2. Howie Menckel Posted: March 29, 2021 at 11:20 PM (#6010637)
Young, fit and most importantly, vaccinated people can congregate without masks?

I don't see where the controversy will be - unless it's them getting the vaccines already but I mean I think NYS is going to 25 and up next week so, not really seeing that, either.
   3. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: March 30, 2021 at 09:29 AM (#6010658)
I'm getting mine tomorrow. I think NY is going to 16 next week, so other states are most likely better.
   4. Mellow Mouse, Benevolent Space Tyrant Posted: March 30, 2021 at 12:11 PM (#6010693)
MN just went to 16+.
   5. Karl from NY Posted: March 30, 2021 at 03:46 PM (#6010740)
Vaccinated individuals now have the option to decrease testing to twice a week using saliva tests.

Human society is absolutely never going to get off this obsession, is it?
   6. The Yankee Clapper Posted: March 30, 2021 at 04:08 PM (#6010749)
Family and household members who are vaccinated, including non-vaccinated children, are now permitted to stay with them in their hotel rooms on the road. Players also no longer are required to notified their club compliance officer when leaving the hotel.
Perhaps vaccinated & non-vaccinated non-family & non-household members are addressed in the non-public part of the protocols?
   7. . Posted: March 30, 2021 at 05:52 PM (#6010776)
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