Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association jointly announced today the latest COVID-19 testing results conducted under MLB’s COVID-19 Health Monitoring & Testing Plan. The independent Utah laboratory has reported the following results during the past week:
Weekly Monitoring Testing:
- 9,676 tests conducted, with 3 new positive tests (1 Major League player, 1 Triple-A player and 1 staff member); a 0.03% positive rate.
Total Monitoring Testing To Date:
- 176,260 tests conducted, with 62 total positive tests (34 players and 28 staff members); a 0.035% positive rate. Twenty-three (23) different Clubs have had a Covered Individual test positive during Monitoring Testing.
In addition, MLB and the MLBPA announced today that 16 Clubs have reached the threshold of 85% or more of their Tier 1 Individuals being considered fully vaccinated, which (in consultation with medical experts) will allow for the relaxation of certain health and safety protocols for their Tier 1 Individuals. An additional three (3) Clubs have reached the threshold of 85% or more of their Tier 1 Individuals having received their final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and the relaxed protocols will apply to their Tier 1 Individuals within the next two weeks once they are considered fully vaccinated. As of today, 84.5% of all Tier 1 Individuals are considered partially or fully vaccinated (i.e., have received at least one vaccine dose), and 81.2% of all Tier 1 Individuals are considered fully vaccinated.