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Games At Dodger Stadium Will Look Different Than Last Season As COVID-19 Regulations Loosen

Two kids wrapped in blue Dodgers paraphernalia wait for the start of Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game during a sunny batting practice on Opening Day at a mostly empty Dodger Stadium in 2018.
Two children wait for the start of Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game during a batting practice on Opening Day at Dodger Stadium in 2018.
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As the Dodgers take the field for their first home game tonight, fans will find that rules surrounding COVID-19 protocols have changed significantly in the past year.

In order to enter Dodger Stadium last season, fans had to show a recent negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination.

Once inside, masks were required around the concourses.

Now, those rules have been scrapped. People attending outdoor mega events, like baseball games, no longer need to wear face masks or provide negative test results or vaccination cards.

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Dodger Stadium officials still "strongly recommend" face coverings, according to their website. Health officials agree, particularly in scenarios where people will be cheering.

L.A., like many American cities, has been changing its COVID-19 rules quickly this year. In March, the city council voted to end its indoor mask requirement.

Earlier this month, California officials lifted the requirement for proof of vaccination at indoor mega events.

COVID-19 outbreaks have tripled at L.A. schools since mask requirements were dropped and the highly infectious BA.2 subvariant has been spreading.

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