MLB is soon approaching the postseason with less than two weeks remaining in the year. However, as the COVID-19 protocol is constantly changing across the country, the league is preparing to make its own changes.
Latest report from Athletic Ken Rosenthal MLB says it is actually planning a vaccine obligation. Rosenthal states that all non-player personnel who require field access during the playoffs will be required to have a COVID-19 obligation.
Missions include MLB managers, coaches, athletic trainers, and other personnel who need to be in the field. These personnel must be vaccinated to access the restricted Tier 1 staff area.
Rosenthal also added that MLB has added provisions for members who are not currently vaccinated. Those who wish to access it will be able to access it if they receive their first dose of Moderna vaccine before October 4. A second dose must also be scheduled for the loophole to work.
Obviously, it’s much easier for MLB to require employees to vaccinate. If they tried to oblige players to vaccinate, it would be a much bigger battle with the Players Association. More details on this are still included.
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MLB has been reported to require non-players to vaccinate to gain field access
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