Yankees announce COVID-19 safety protocols for fans attending games in 2021

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Yankees fans wearing masks in stands, three fans with little boy in middle
Yankees fans wearing masks in stands, three fans with little boy in middle

The Yankees have announced COVID-19 health and safety protocols for fans attending games at Yankee Stadium in 2021, where 20 percent capacity will be permitted starting on Opening Day.

The team said in a statement:

In preparation for fans’ arrival, the Yankees have worked closely with the State of New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City of New York, Major League Baseball, and other health and safety experts to utilize the best and most responsible practices in the facility.

Among the protocols:

  • Guests will be seated in “pods” separated by empty seats

  • COVID-related signage will be posted throughout the building, including on hundreds of TVs on all concourse levels

  • Hand sanitizer dispensers will be located in all publicly trafficked locations

Per the Yankees, fans should visit www.yankees.com/updates, for all need-to-know information prior to coming to Yankee Stadium, including policies related to entrance requirements (including testing/vaccine verification prior to entry, mask usage and social-distancing guidelines) and permitted activities while at the game.

Yankee Stadium to continue to operate as vaccination site through at least April 30

The vaccination site is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

When the season starts, it will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the mornings of night games, and from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on all days when the team is on the road or idle.

The only dates through April 30 when the Stadium site will not administer vaccines are those with scheduled home day games for the Yankees (4/1, 3, 4, 17, 18) or NYCFC (4/24). Of special note, the site operated on a 24/7 basis from 3/4-10.