With the full Mariners squad due to begin reporting Wednesday to T-Mobile Park for the start of Summer Camp and the first workout scheduled for Friday, the Mariners have announced their operations plan for the ballpark giving us a look at how they will attempt to keep the coronavirus at bay in 2020.
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The Mariners’ plan is in addition to the plan detailed by MLB and the MLBPA in the return to play agreement. Research and preparations have been underway for some time now with the first consultations beginning before spring training was shut down, prompted by the need to move the opening series due to the coronavirus outbreak in the Seattle area at the time.
The Return to Play Safety plan includes:
• Limits on the number of employees, staff and players allowed at the ballpark at any given time.
• Mandatory health screenings for everyone who enters the ballpark.
• Enhanced cleaning protocols that utilize the latest technology to target suspected or known presence of COVID-19.
• A designated Infection Control/Prevention Coordinator to ensure compliance with all health and safety protocols.
Access to the ballpark will be limited with the majority of Mariners employees continuing to work from home. Those who are allowed into the park will be assigned to different tier levels with players, coaches, physicians, trainers and umpires designated as Tier 1, other essential personnel including some members of baseball operations as Tier 2, and all other necessary workers and media members Tier 3.
On-field personnel will undergo testing every other day in compliance with the MLB/MLBPA’s health and safety protocols. Tier 2 individuals will be subject to frequent testing. Everyone seeking to enter the park will be screened before entering, required to answer a questionnaire and have a contactless temperature check.
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