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Volume 26 No. 177
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Boston Mayor Open To Games This Summer, But With Proper Protocols

Marty Walsh would only open Fenway Park if its employees were ensured their safety
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Marty Walsh would only open Fenway Park if its employees were ensured their safety
Photo: GETTY IMAGES
Marty Walsh would only open Fenway Park if its employees were ensured their safety
Photo: GETTY IMAGES

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is "willing to reopen Fenway Park and TD Garden" for games this summer, but that willingness "rests upon non-negotiable conditions: no fans in the stands, and the City of Boston must sign off on advanced health and safety protocols that protect not only the athletes but everyone else," according to Michael Silverman of the BOSTON GLOBE. If MLB does move forward with its plan, Walsh "will have to agree that its COVID-19 protocols meet the city's own standards if games are to be played in Boston." Walsh said, "We want to see the plan. We'll have our public health experts take a look at it and make sure that they feel like everything is covered that needs to be covered moving forward here." Walsh added, "We won't even be near a situation where there's herd immunity, and there certainly won't be a vaccine" (BOSTON GLOBE, 5/16).