Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, negative test required for Blue Jays games at Rogers Centre

Jays fans will now have to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to enter Rogers Centre. 680 NEWS reporter Carl Hanstke has the details.

By Carl Hanstke, Michelle Morton

Fans heading to the Blue Jays game on Monday night at Rogers Centre to catch the series opener against the Tampa Bay Rays will have to show they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or test negative for the virus.

Blue Jays fans, staff and guests 12 years old and up have to present a government-issued ID and proof that they’ve been fully vaccinated at least 14 days before game day.

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If they have not been vaccinated, they must provide a negative COVID-19 test from a healthcare provider within 48 hours of the game’s scheduled start time.

If you can’t provide either, you won’t be allowed in.

Those who are 11 years and younger are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test when they are with a parent or guardian who meets the entrance requirements.

The additional protocols will be enforced along with existing measures, including mandatory face coverings for fans aged two and older except when actively eating or drinking in designated seats or physically distanced areas.

The Blue Jays are at home against the Rays in a three-game set starting Monday followed by a three-game set against the Minnesota Twins from Sept. 17 to Sept. 19.

Earlier this month, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, which owns the Toronto Maple Leafs, Raptors, TFC, and Argonauts, announced similar mandates for people attending its indoor and outdoor events starting September 22.

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