The Yankees and Mets won't have to comply with New York's quarantine policies. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Yankees, Mets players won't be subject to New York quarantine rules

On Wednesday, Reuters and other outlets noted that the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut declared that visitors from areas hit particularly hard by coronavirus spikes and outbreaks, such as those coming from Florida, must self-quarantine for 14 days.

New York Mets and New York Yankees players won't be subject to those rules.

Luis Ferre-Sadurni of The New York Times tweeted that players entering New York from high-infection areas won't be asked to quarantine, but will instead follow safety protocols implemented by MLB and the New York State Health Department.

This is in line with a joint statement released by the Mets and Yankees after members from the clubs spoke with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Last month, both New York teams planned to send players back to Florida for spring training 2.0 sessions to prepare for what became a 60-game regular season amid the uncontrolled virus outbreak. However, growing coronavirus cases throughout the state, rising COVID-19 fears, and outbreaks among franchises such as the Philadelphia Phillies in Clearwater and the Tampa Bay Lightning forced the league to shift training camps to in-market home ballparks. 

Spring training is scheduled to resume no later than July 1. 

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink

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