Aaron Boone talks trip to Canada after vaccination deadline for Yankees expires
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New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone has brushed off potential concerns ahead of the Yankees' trip to Canada, stating they are in a good spot. Just before the start of the new season, the Yankees faced uncertainty as some of their players weren't vaccinated.
Fortunately for the Yankees, New York Mayor Eric Adams lifted the vaccine mandate for pro athletes so unvaccinated Yankees and New York Mets players are allowed to play home games. In less two weeks, the Yankees travel to Canada for the Toronto Blue Jays series.
Per the current Canada laws, an individual must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least two weeks before entering Canada. "I think we're going to be in a good spot, that's my understanding. Yeah," Boone said, per ESPN.
Boone insists the Yankees will be fine
When asked about traveling Canada in the spring, Boone said he was concerned because some of the players weren't vaccinated. This week, Boone was asked if anything has changed since then.
"I don't know the timelines of everything, to be honest," he said. "I just ... my understanding is we're going to be OK." Last month, Boone suggested he would be willing to talk to any unvaccinated Yankees player, if he thought that was neccessary.
"If it's something that becomes an issue, I would have conversations with guys," Boone said in Tampa on March 14. "I have people in my life that made choices on both sides. I understand it's one of those things that has kind of polarized us, unfortunately, as a nation, as a world.
So I'll certainly communicate with our guys, but in the end, it's a personal decision." New York City Mayor Adams lifting the vaccine mandate for pro athletes helped the Yankees avoid a potentially uncomfortable situation.
But when the time comes to travel to Canada, then it will become clear if there are any unvaccinated players within the Yankees locker room.