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The same mandate keeping unvaccinated Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving off the court will keep unvaccinated Yankees and Mets players off the field.
MLB players are covered by the same private-sector employer mandate that is currently allowing Irving to be in the building unvaccinated, but preventing him from participating on the court — a private-sector mandate put in place by former Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration in December, Daily News reports.
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A City Hall spokesperson told the outlet that the same mandate that is affecting Irving applies to the MLB players who play within the city and that the city would not be carving out individual exceptions.
Both teams play in New York City — Yankee Stadium, a ballpark located in The Bronx, and Citi Field, a ballpark located in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park — fall within this jurisdiction.
According to the NYC Health website: “Workers in New York City who perform in-person work or interact with the public in the course of business must show proof that they have received a COVID-19 vaccine. Businesses may not allow any unvaccinated workers to work at their workplace.”
Non-city residents — like players on away teams — are not subject to the mandate though, and neither are spectators.
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NYC Mayor Eric Adams repealed the Key2NYC vaccine mandate covering indoor spaces — like gyms, dining and entertainment — on Mar. 7, allowing Irving to attend Barclays Center as a spectator.
But the city spokesperson told the Daily News that unless the mandate changes, unvaccinated members of the Mets and Yankees would not be eligible to play home games or road games in Toronto.
“We have to worry about the health of almost nine million people. No one is trying to hurt Kyrie Irving or a Yankees player,” the spokesperson said, per the Daily News.
More information on NYC’s workplace vaccination requirement can be read here.
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Stupid is as stupid does. In spades. Why would anyone want live in that hell hole?
So, massive BLM protests when there was no vaccine available didn’t spread COVID because they were outside. But apparently, now that there is a vaccine available it’s too dangerous to allow unvaccinated people to play baseball outside?
Continuing to enforce this mandate proves that mayor Eric Adams is a science denier. Either the unvaccinated BLM protests spread COVID or it’s safe for unvaccinated people to play baseball. You can’t have it both ways. Unfortunately, science denial and racism seem to be the only things the Democrats truly support.
hahahahaha have fun with free agency now most annoying fan base to ever exist
Anyone that still lives in NYC deserves whatever coming to them just a real shit hole gtfo stat!!
So you can’t work outside now without a vaccine. Makes sense. Brought to you by the same people who told you that defunding the police will lower the crime rate.
Why does NY suck so bad? Lunatics.
Simple solution – NY Yankees and Mets fans – DON’T SHOW UP AT ANY GAMES… NO ONE! Adams and his stupid power trip/ego changes overnight.