When in Toronto (assuming the federal government approves games in Toronto and not just the training that is now taking place), the Blue Jays and visiting teams will be bubbled at Rogers Centre and in the hotel attached to the stadium.
News fell on Friday that when they are spotted beyond the scene footprint, then Jays players may face jail time and a whopping $750,000 good for flouting health and security steps.
According to Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News, the Jays have reached out to the owners of their Triple-A team, the Buffalo Bisons, to talk about possibly headquartering there instead of in Toronto for the duration of the coronavirus-shortened 60-game season. The Blue Jays' first home game is set for July 29. I now have a PAID for condo a block away from the stadium that I can't use. Last month, the team had to shut down that spring training facility after a player exhibited COVID-19 symptoms. "Public safety is priority number 1". "That's all we know", Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo said. The Blue Jays are still hoping they can host games in Toronto, but they need government approval, given it would require both them and the team they're playing to fly in and out of the country while the borders are closed.
"I didn't say it wasn't necessary".
Shapiro has said the players prefer to be in Toronto over Florida.
"To tell you the truth, going to Florida, when you see the Florida cases, that made me nervous of course as a human being", Montoyo said. Media were not tested but were checked for a fever and screened at the entrance, swearing that they didn't have a list of symptoms that ranged from headaches and chills to "COVID toes", which are apparently a thing, and were penned up in the 200 level, well away from close contact with the players.
Shapiro has said visiting teams would not leave the confines of Rogers Centre and the hotel attached to the stadium if the regular season plan is approved.
Without providing specifics, Montoyo said other players arrived in town Thursday and planned to work out before the team's intrasquad game Friday evening. However that the Quarantine Act, prospective fines would not change when they have been allowed an exemption to perform regular season matches, traveling back and on the U.S.