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The Baltimore Orioles and the Maryland Department of Health are going to offer spectators free COVID-19 testing during the AL East team’s home games.
The Oriole Park at Camden Yards test site will be available from when the stadium’s gates open to fans until the eighth inning or 2½ hours after the game’s first pitch, whichever comes first. Testing is not required to get into the ballpark.
The team says results usually will be available within 24 to 48 hours via text, email or a phone call.
The NCAA will allow up to 50% capacity at venues for 2021 outdoor spring championships and Division I fall championships being held this spring.
The new policy was based on recommendations from the NCAA COVID-19 medical advisory group.
The policy will begin Wednesday with the Division I men’s and women’s soccer tournaments and May 1 with the FCS quarterfinal games.
Exact capacity percentages will vary by site, depending on state and local health mandates. Winter championship COVID-19 testing protocols will remain in place through the remaining championships.