Fully vaccinated folks can attend games without masks beginning Friday, May 21.
Last year around this time, Nationals Park was closed for the unforeseeable future as the pandemic took hold. Now, they're getting ready to welcome back fans at 100% capacity.
On Wednesday, the team announced the stadium will be opening its doors to the public with no restrictions on visitor count starting Thursday, June 10. Additionally, fully vaccinated fans will not be required to wear masks during games, which will go into effect on Friday, May 21. This coincides with the Nationals' upcoming game against the Baltimore Orioles.
"The health and safety of our fans will remain our top priority as an organization, and our close collaboration with health experts and the Government of the District Columbia to maintain a safe ballpark environment will continue," the team said in a statement, as reported by WUSA.
The exciting news comes off the heels of Mayor Muriel Bowser's press briefing Monday outlining the loosening of COVID-19 restrictions in the District. Residents who have received the full dose of the vaccine will not be required to wear masks in indoor or outdoor spaces. Among the few exceptions are public areas like Metro stations, homeless shelters, schools, and correctional facilities. In compliance with CDC measures, businesses can continue to enforce face coverings for customers on the premises.
For fans who have not been fully vaccinated, the team will require attendees to continue wearing masks. Per standard procedure, guests will need to wear them at all times except in the case of eating and drinking.
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