Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association jointly announced today the second set of COVID-19 testing results conducted under MLB’s COVID-19 Health Monitoring & Testing Plan. All Major League active roster players, non-roster invitees, and Tiers 1 and 2 Club staff members are required to complete the Intake Screening process, which includes a five-day at-home quarantine, a contactless temperature check, a diagnostic PCR saliva test, an antibody test, and a self-quarantine until the results of the PCR are reported. Following the completion of Intake Screening, all members of Tiers 1 and 2 immediately become subject to regular Monitoring Testing.
The independent Utah laboratory has reported the following results:
Weekly Intake Testing:
900 tests conducted, with 3 new positive tests (all players); a 0.3% positive rate.
Total Intake Testing To Date:
5,236 tests conducted, with 15 total positive intake tests (12 players, 3 staff members); a 0.3% positive rate.