The PGA Tour inspired its gamers and caddies to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine “as soon as possible,” in accordance to a memo from the tour obtained by Golfweek.
“While we encourage everyone to get vaccinated as soon as possible, the Tour endeavors to make vaccine as accessible as possible once supply becomes available for private allocation,” the memo learn partly.
The Tour stopped wanting mandating that gamers and caddies get inoculated. That falls according to how a number of different North American sports activities leagues, the NFL and NBA chief amongst them, have determined to strategy the subject of vaccines.
Last week, the Tour despatched its gamers preliminary steering that stated they’d not have to proceed to take COVID-19 assessments in the event that they get absolutely vaccinated, Golf Digest reported.
Monday’s memo reportedly even touched on a spread of conspiracy theories surrounding vaccine distribution.
“There are common misconceptions and concerns about infertility, altering DNA, microchipping, becoming infected with COVID as a result of the COVID 19 vaccine,” the memo learn. “These misconceptions and concerns are false.”
The PGA Tour was among the many first sports activities leagues within the U.S. to return from a pandemic-induced pause final spring, at first with out followers. Spectators have since been allowed to return to occasions in restricted numbers that change by venue.
(Field Level Media)