MEMPHIS, Tenn. — With recent concerns about the delta variant of the coronavirus and an increase in positive cases across the country, the PGA Tour this week implemented an indoor mask policy for all individuals, but it stopped its COVID -19 to resume test.
Two weeks ago, the tour stopped the practice of weekly testing at events.
“Given the increase in cases across the country, it is possible to resume a certain series of serial tests,” Andy Levinson, senior vice president, tournament administration for the PGA Tour, said in a ne-post. “At this time, with our high vaccination rates across core ingredients, our medical advisors have not recommended that asymptomatic individuals be tested, regardless of vaccination status.”
The PGA Tour reported that 85 percent of its “ingredients” were fully vaccinated. This includes a rate of more than 70 percent for players and more than 90 percent for caddies. staff.
When the tour resumed play in June 2020 after a three-month shutdown due to the pandemic, weekly on-site tests were needed, with adjustments underway. Those who were not at a tournament had to test at home and again on the spot. Players who took a tour-organized charter between events also had to test before flying and again at the next tournament.
In April, the Tour announced that it would test only the players, caddies, and support staff who had not been fully vaccinated, and decided to stop it altogether at the Minnesota 3M Championship last month.