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Monday, January 11, 2021

MLB 2021` fan plan: No mandate for vaccines or COVID-19 tests

Major League Baseball does not plan to mandate that fans provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result before entering a ballpark this year.

In a memo sent to teams Monday and obtained by the Los Angeles Times, the league outlined what it called its “minimum health and safety standards” for the 2021 season. The league noted that state and local authorities could mandate more restrictive standards and that all policies are subject to change as the public health situation in the United States changes.

The league completed its 2020 regular season without fans in attendance, because of the coronavirus pandemic. Monday’s memo was intended to help clubs plan “safely welcoming fans back to ballparks in 2021.”

In the memo, the league said teams could decide whether to require proof of vaccination, a negative COVID-19 test, and/or temperature checks but that MLB did not intend to mandate any of those steps. During the 2020 postseason, when MLB admitted a limited number of fans for the World Series and National League championship series in Arlington, Texas, the league did not require temperature checks.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 11, 2021 at 11:44 PM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: January 12, 2021 at 07:47 AM (#5999183)
Major League Baseball does not plan to mandate that fans provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result before entering a ballpark this year.

Two words: logistical nightmare.
   2. depletion Posted: January 12, 2021 at 08:44 AM (#5999190)
Because the vaccine rollout is going so well that COVID will be over in 2 months. Or Millions of Dead Baseball Fans.
   3. JRVJ Posted: January 12, 2021 at 02:52 PM (#5999298)
Apparently the U.S. will start asking for COVID-19 tests for anybody who comes into the U.S.

So again: Canada.

If the Blue Jays play in Toronto, every player that comes back from playing the Jays will have to get a COVID-19 tet.
   4. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: January 12, 2021 at 07:39 PM (#5999370)
Major League Baseball does not plan to mandate that fans provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result before entering a ballpark this year.


Do the Wave!
   5. Ron J Posted: January 12, 2021 at 08:24 PM (#5999379)
#3 Probably in both directions. Don't think it'll be practical for the Jays to play in Toronto.
   6. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: January 12, 2021 at 09:13 PM (#5999394)
Welp, I guess I won't see the inside of a ballpark until 2022. Oh well.

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