Non-essential travel between the USA and Canadian border is now restricted, meaning there are a lot of issues to be dealt with for the Blue Jays traveling to play in the United States and American teams traveling to Toronto.
The developments come a week before the start of training camp ahead of a recently approved 60-game regular season.
The Jays' spring training site is in Dunedin, Florida, a state that has seen an uptick in new COVID-19 cases, and many teams are considering training in their regular season home stadiums.
By this weekend, the Toronto Blue Jays are expected to tell their players where to report for training camp by July 1.
However, MLB on Fox reporter Ken Rosenthal reported on Wednesday night that the Major League Baseball Players Association is advising agents that the Jays are asking the Canadian government to play the entire home portion of their season in Toronto.
Anna Maddison, a spokeswoman for the Public Health Agency of Canada, said Wednesday the restart plan is being reviewed.
Anyone entering Canada for non-essential reasons must remain in quarantine for 14 days, and the USA border.
But the official said the government had not received a proposal from Major League Baseball.
A source confirmed the test result to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because there was no official announcement.
Major League Baseball must get approval from the government as well as health authorities on Ontario. The Blue Jays said they made the decision after a player showed COVID-19 symptoms. The Philadelphia Phillies, who train in a nearby town of Clearwater, have reported several positive cases among their players and staff members this week. -Canada border remains closed to nonessential travel until at least July 21.
The NBA and National Hockey League, which are both planning to resume play next month, have also had players with positive test results in recent days.
The Florida Department of Health reported an additional 5,508 new positive COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday, June 23, totalling 109,014 Florida cases.
The Toronto Raptors have already started training in Fort Myers, Fla. before the league starts up again in July, via CBC.
The Blue Jays finished the 2019 season with a 67-95 record.