Rams game fans said they have to wear masks at SoFi stadium – CBS Los Angeles
INGLEWOOD (CBSLA) – Anyone attending outdoor “mega-events” of more than 10,000 people – such as outdoor concerts and baseball, football and soccer games – will need to wear a face covering in Los County. Angeles under a new COVID-19 health order that took effect Friday.
The updated health decree applies to all events involving more than 10,000 people. The order cites as examples music or food festivals, auto shows, endurance events, marathons, parades, sporting events and concerts. Theme parks are not included.
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The tenure will affect those attending games at Dodger Stadium, as well as Rams / Chargers games at SoFi Stadium, LAFC games at Banc of California Stadium, and LA Galaxy Games at Dignity Health Sports Park. Hollywood Bowl spectators will also be affected.
The order – which began at 11:59 p.m. Thursday – requires a mask to be worn in such outdoor environments, except when people are “actively eating or drinking.” The order will apply to everyone, regardless of COVID-19 vaccine status.
Outdoor events had previously been exempt from the county’s mask-wearing mandate, which requires face coverings in all indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are also required on public transportation, in transit centers such as airports and train stations, inside schools, in health care facilities, homeless shelters and correctional facilities.
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The Rams placed punters Johnny Hekker and Corey Bojorquez on the Reserve / COVID-19 list on Saturday.
Being placed on the reserve / COVID-19 list is for a player who has either tested positive for COVID-19 or has been in close contact with an infected person.
Teams are not permitted to comment on a player’s medical status other than to refer to roster status under a policy accepted by the NFL Players Association, the union representing players in the league.
With no punter on the roster, kicker Matt Gay took care of clearance duties for Saturday’s preseason game against the Las Vegas Raiders at SoFi Stadium, in a game for the first time since 2011, when he averaged 50.1 yards on 10 punches for Orem (Utah) High School.
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The Rams signed Bojorquez as a free agent in April after kicking three seasons for the Buffalo Bills, averaging 45 yards per punt. Hekker averaged 45.6 yards per punt in 2020, the least of his nine seasons in the NFL. Hekker is a four-time Pro Bowl selection, most recently in 2017.