The PGA Tour will stop on-site testing for COVID-19 during tournaments starting at the 3M Open.

PGA Tour to stop testing for COVID-19 from July

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The Tour made the announcement in an email sent to players on Monday, attributing the new procedures to the “High vaccination rate among all constituents of the PGA Tour as well as other positive trend factors across the country. "

Thus, players will no longer need to provide proof of a negative test from the TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minnesota, July 22-25.

The Tour will retain its on-site testing capabilities for symptomatic people and anyone with symptoms related to COVID-19 must inform Tour officials.

In the email, the protocol now states that “Fully vaccinated people who have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 do not need to be quarantined unless they show symptoms. "

Furthermore : “Unvaccinated people who have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 should notify the Tour and follow the Tour's contact tracing protocol. "

The 3M Open, won by Michael Thompson, 35, a year ago, which ended a seven-year winless streak for him. Last year's event was the 11th after the restart and went without supporters.

The Tour also announced that on-site testing will continue during the Korn Ferry Tour events.

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