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:
- 10,330 tests conducted, with 0 new positive tests among Major League players and staff members, and 1 positive test (a staff member) at an Alternate Site; a 0.009% positive rate.
Total Monitoring Testing To Date:
- 145,647 tests conducted, with 44 total positive tests (27 players and 17 staff members); a 0.03% positive rate. Twenty-one (21) different Clubs have had a Covered Individual test positive during Monitoring Testing.
In addition, MLB and the MLBPA announced today that five 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 seven 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, more than 83% of all Tier 1 Individuals are considered partially or fully vaccinated.