Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday said he is working “very closely” with Major League Baseball on a plan to allow fans at California stadiums this season amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The governor indicated that “advanced” conversations have taken place with the league and public health officials who are finalizing details to update guidelines related to sports venues. And that’s thanks to improving metrics in the state and more people getting vaccinated against COVID-19, Newsom said.
“We are stabilizing, we’re moving into the red tier,” Newsom said during a news conference at the Cal State Long Beach vaccination site. “When you think forward to April, Opening Day, where we’re likely to be if we all do our job, if we don’t let down our guard … then I have all the confidence in the world that fans will be back, safely, in a lot of those outdoor venues.”
Newsom did not elaborate on the discussions or possible modifications.
The Dodgers are also working with the governor and public health officials on a plan to safely allow a limited number of fans at Dodger Stadium during the upcoming season, the Los Angeles Times reported.
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