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COVID guidelines waiver means vaccinated fans can go maskless at Red Wings home opener

Rich Donnelly
Created: May 17, 2021 05:43 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Monday Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that New York State would follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance about relaxed restrictions for vaccinated people in public outdoor settings.

That goes into effect Wednesday, but New York State gave the Red Wings a waiver, so masks are no longer required for fully vaccinated fans.

While the Wings are still encouraging everyone to wear a mask, they are still following the CDC guidelines that say fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks in outdoor settings like Frontier Field.

It's another huge change to the Wings' virus policy, but Monday Dan Mason said that's a change he's happy to make.

"It's work that we don't mind doing, trust me, because it's not only a great sign for our ball club and our entire organization, but our entire community, things are going in the right direction, we're getting closer and closer to normalcy every day," Mason said. "Just today [Monday] we had everything ready to go and now another thing in a step in the positive direction. So it's been a challenge, but trust me, this is work that we are happy to do for our fans and our community."

The Wings' first home game of the year is Tuesday night at 7 p.m. against Scranton.

Masks or not, fans in the stands for a baseball game here in Rochester is a great thing to look forward to.


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