"We call that a New York home run," said New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
New York's baseball teams have joined in on the effort to get residents vaccinated this week.
On May 5, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that fans who attend games at Yankee Stadium and Citi Field will get a free ticket if they get a dose of the Johnson & Johnson one-shot COVID-19 vaccine on their way in, where vaccine clinics are currently already operating.
Statement from the New York Yankees: https://t.co/LWwAGMWIFE— New York Yankees (@New York Yankees)1620231742.0
Plus, starting May 19, patrons who are fully vaccinated will get to sit in their own full-capacity section at baseball games.
Non-vaccinated folks will be steered to their own seating area, where capacity is capped at 33% and social distancing measures are in effect. Masks will still be mandatory for all fans, Cuomo clarified in a tweet.
"You're going to the game anyway. It's on your way. Stop and get a vaccine," Cuomo said during his Wednesday press briefing. "We call that a New York home run."