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Dodgers Reach the 85 Percent Vaccination Threshold

Big news from Doc today.



The Dodgers are playing their second games against the Seattle Mariners tonight in Los Angeles. Following a huge win on Tuesday night, the hope is that they can keep things rolling and keep the momentum going. 

Wednesday will also look a little bit different in the Dodgers clubhouse and dugout. Players and coaches will likely be seen without masks as some of the limitations on their COVID-19 health protocols are lifted. 

That comes after Dave Roberts revealed on Wednesday that the Dodgers had passed the 85 percent vaccination mark set by MLB. The league set that number in hopes of encouraging players to get the vaccination and stay healthy all year long. Selfishly, it also helps the league prevent rescheduling and game cancellations. 

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Reaching that number means that the Dodgers get to experience more of a regular clubhouse than they have over the last year. Players will no longer have to wear the tracking devices that help figure out contact tracing when a positive test comes up.

Dodgers players and coaches are also now allowed to dine at indoor and outdoor restaurants, as well as eat and drink without restrictions on travel. They are also now exempt from the league’s mandatory testing that occurs twice a week. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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