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Cleveland Guardians requiring COVID-19 vaccine for employees

VP of Communications Curtis Danburg confirmed the news Friday afternoon.
Credit: Kelly Matter

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Guardians are entering the 2022 season with more than just a new name. 

On Friday, 3News confirmed that the team formerly known as the Indians will require the COVID-19 vaccine for employees. Vice President of Communications for the Cleveland Guardians, Curtis Danburg, shared the information via email Friday afternoon.

The news of a coronavirus vaccine mandate comes just one week after the team's official name change took place, including the re-opening of the team store at Progressive Field. 

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In Ohio, COVID-19 cases have once again been steadily on the rise, with the Ohio Department of Health reporting over 9,000 new cases in a 48 hour period Friday. 

3News reported earlier this fall that the MLB was in the process of putting a vaccine requirement in place for players in the minor league ahead of 2022 spring training.

This is a developing story. Check back at wkyc.com for updates as we receive them. 

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