MN Twins VS Oakland Athletics Game Postponed Due To COVID-19
The Minnesota Twins are still dealing with their COVID-19 issues after more members of the organization have tested positive for the virus. Monday's game has now been postponed. This news follows Saturday and Sunday night games that were postponed against the Los Angeles Angels. There have been at least 4 positive tests this week among the Twins.
Last week we told you about Andrelton Simmons who tested positive after publicly saying he wasn't going to get a vaccine. Left fielder Kyle Garlick has tested positive along with an unnamed player and an unnamed staff member according to ESPN. Garlick last played with the team on Friday night when the Twins lost to the Angels 10-3.
Major League Baseball has been encouraging teams to get vaccinated. They have said that if teams reach the 80% threshold of vaccinations for the teams that they could lift some restrictions. The Twins Manager Rocco Baldelli said that most of the team has been vaccinated and they believe they are close to 80% being fully vaccinated, however some members of the staff aren't past the two week period following their second shot yet. The CDC says that people are not considered fully vaccinated until after two weeks from their final dose. They also suggest social distancing and mask requirement even after vaccination. In the United States currently about 25% of the adult population is fully vaccinated. Closer to 50% have received at least one dose.
The United States is currently in a race against COVID-19 variants that spread more easily and could possibly be more severe.
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