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Orioles lifting coronavirus-related capacity restrictions starting June 1

For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began in spring 2020, ticket sales at Camden Yards will not be restricted starting June 1, the Baltimore Orioles announced Thursday.

“In consultation with the City of Baltimore, State of Maryland, and the Maryland Stadium Authority, we are pleased to announce that starting Tuesday, June 1, the Orioles are no longer operating with capacity restrictions,” the team posted on its website Thursday.

Tickets for all games from June through September go on sale May 26 at noon.

The team had been allowing only a quarter of its capacity, but Gov. Larry Hogan acted last week to lift coronavirus-related restrictions on sports venues, as well as restaurants and indoor entertainment and arts venues. Baltimore city officials have followed that approach in lifting capacity limits, though they have kept in place a local mask mandate.

Some measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 will remain in place. Face masks will be required, as will social distancing in certain sections. Bags and outside food and drinks will be prohibited, and cash will not be accepted.

The relaxing of coronavirus-related restrictions has come after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced last week that vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks, even indoors. Key COVID-19 metrics, including new daily cases, positivity rate and hospitalizations, have been declining in recent weeks.

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