Cuomo to Segregate Baseball Games with Vaccinated/Unvaccinated Sections
Free tickets for those who get the COVID jab
Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Yankees and Mets fans would be segregated into vaccinated and unvaccinated during games starting the middle of this month.
Cuomo added that free tickets would be issued to those who receive the COVID-19 vaccination.
“New York will set up vaccinated and unvaccinated sections at Mets and Yankees games, Cuomo announces,” reported Joseph Spector.
“The teams and the Department of Health will also set up vaccines at the games….”
“And if you get the shot, you get a free ticket,” he said.
“Cuomo calls it a NY home run: Come to the game, get a vaccine, get a free ticket to another game,” added Spector.
“Then you can sit in a socially distanced section.”
New York will set up vaccinated and unvaccinated sections at Mets and Yankees games, Cuomo announces.— Joseph Spector (@GannettAlbany) May 5, 2021
The teams and the Department of Health will also set up vaccines at the games...
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Despite the vaccinations, stadiums out outdoor venues will be restricted to 33% capacity.
Additionally, there will be mandated six-foot social distancing while those in attendance will be required to wear a face mask.
The rules apply to those over 16 years of age.
For those under 16, you can accompany a vaccinated person in the vaccinated section.
Unvaccinated fans will have to “show proof of a negative COVID-19 test,” the New York Post reported.
Those who are vaccinated will have to show proof upon entrance.
“Sit next to each other in a section, sit next to your friend, sit next to your family. Just normal capacity,” Cuomo said of the vaccinated section of the ballparks.
Those who opt to get the vaccine for free tickets will be given a one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
“We will set up at the game, a facility, as you’re going in, come a little bit earlier and get your vaccine at the game. You’re going to the game anyway. It’s on your way, stop and get a vaccine,” the Democrat told reporters.
“We have social distancing rules,” Cuomo justified the controversial move.
“We have requirements now in restaurants as to capacity, and we have rules. If you’re vaccinated, then X; if you’re not, then Y, and they are based on public health parameters.”
Cuomo has received much backlash for his handling of the pandemic.
The state has been crushed with harsh restrictions, killing many small businesses.
And then there is the nursing home scandal where Cuomo is accused of causing unnecessary deaths of at least thousands of seniors.
Earleir this week, Cuomo warned that unvaccinated people could kill their grandmas with a kiss.
Cuomo said his state targeted the "youthful" and the "doubtful" to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
He said those who refuse vaccines believe "they’ll be fine" and warned unvaccinated people could have a "lingering consequence" of the coronavirus.