Usually the U.S. Open is just about super tennis. Now it’s trying to avoid being a super spreader.
When the two-week tourney starts Monday in Flushing Meadows, health is going to be the priority, both mental and physical.
Players will get COVID-19 tests upon arrival, and again every four days with a positive result forcing a withdrawal.
Whereas Wimbledon required proof of negative tests and asked fans to wear masks around the grounds, the U.S. Open will do neither. Despite cases spiking due to the Delta variant, fans won’t have to be vaccinated or wear masks outdoors at Flushing Meadows.
With local vaccination rates around 70 percent, they’re banking on their protocols and common sense to keep the tourney from becoming a super-spreader.
“This is not a USTA decision or a U.S. Open decision, this is a decision made with New York City. Of course, we’ve been tracking what’s been happening at the baseball games and other events,” said Dr. Brian Hainline, a U.S. Tennis Association first vice president. “The goal is not to prevent a single infection: The goal is to prevent an outbreak and an uptick.
“We’re still relying on the goodwill of people. The unvaccinated, although it’s not going to be enforced, really should be wearing masks. … It’s like any other aspect of New York City, going to the baseball game, you make an informed decision. But based on all the data we have — we believe the current policy makes good sense in terms of avoiding any sort of a regional outbreak as a result of this event.”
Fans won’t have to wear masks in Arthur Ashe or Louis Armstrong even when the roofs are closed, because both are considered outdoor venues. Players won’t be sequestered like last year (although 75 percent will be at one of the two designated hotels) and the USTA had no figures on how many were vaccinated.
USTA the Right Wing at it again
The left-“Rules for thee, not for me”
We're all being screwed by this administration.
Rich europeans don't abide by any laws. Sort of like middle class ethnic whites aka/ the NYPD.
Laws don't apply to these people.
They’ll sue NYC if not exempt.
Do you know why airplane flights are rerouted during US Open?
Because NYC could be fined severely if noise interferes with the games.
That was a little deal agreed to by mayor David Dinkins Jeffrey Chester of Davidoff Melito and Partners.
Chester had been one of Tommy Huangs attorney ....destroyer of RKO Keith’s Huang!
Is it a case of one mask good no masks better now? Im surprised that the NY Post is even concerned with masks. After all, they are part of the network telling everyone not to wear masks and not to vaccinate while they themselves have to wear masks and be vaccinated.
Perhaps the USTA is doing this to bolster attendance because a lot of the major players (Big Draws like Federer, Nadal and the Williams Sisters.) have withdrawn. Whatever it's despicable of the USTA and the city to permit it....
Anything to attract more tourists to come to NYC and see how many exemptions are made for them.
So the RULES are Different for some Groups......
Closet Stalinists. Treat them accordingly.
So much for "the science."
I got the jab and I am really happy with my new prehensile tail.
"telling everyone not to wear masks and not to vaccinate"
Ok, that's Fake news and you are a troll...
"middle class ethnic whites aka/ the NYPD."
Is being middle class bad ? Stop spreading hate and get a life.
Have you seen the official racial make up of the NYPD dummy ?
I'd rather watch golf in the boring department anyway.
Just gonna blame it on Trump or Trump appointees. There, I saved us all 2 months.
Seems that rule has changed now. Vaccination proof required
Right wing nuts will be really pissed now. They'll have to watch it on tv.
Closet Stalinists. Treat them accordingly."
The Rino's and Dino's are a separate entity all to themselves,,subverting both parties and dividing this country.
What's Right Wing ? What's Far Right ? What's Conservitive ?
What's Right Wing ? What's Far Right ? What's Conservitive ?"
Right Wing - A Sheeple who watches Fox News and reads the NY Post and believes 90%
Can often be seen driving an oversized pickup truck without having any use for one except maybe to hold an American flag and a six-pack of bud light. Never wrong about anything in their whole life.
Far Right - A Sheeple who believes 100% of Fox News and the NY Post + a smattering of Q-Anon, Newsmax, Infowars etc. On weekends, it likes to walk around wearing paramilitary style uniform and playing toy soldiers. Usually very loud, obnoxious, and having an overbearing .
personality. Loves wars with thrid world nations as long as they don't have to go. Usually gets bored with the same war after a few weeks.
Conservative - Doesn't really know what they want to conserve, but they want conserve something as long as it's not the environment. Usually use the word conservative because they don't want to be labeled as Right wing, or fascist.
Well, isn't that special?
Yo boy your #TDS is 4 ever !
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