Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association have agreed to several changes to the league's COVID-19 operations manual, according to Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal.

The following protocols will take effect Thursday and remain in place for the rest of the season:

Players and staff must wear face coverings over their nose and mouth at all times anywhere inside a ballpark - including the dugout and bullpen - except for players who are on the field.

Home teams are required to provide outdoor, covered spaces for visiting teams.

Players and staff must wear masks at all times while inside hotels except when alone in their rooms.