The Minnesota Twins announced an updated face covering policy for Target Field, following last week's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated guidance and the related announcement from Minnesota Governor Tim Walz.

The Twins announced all guests at Target Field are now "strongly encouraged, but not required, to wear face coverings while in the ballpark’s outdoor spaces, except when actively eating or drinking."

Currently, the City Of Minneapolis ordinance states that face coverings are mandated for guests ages two (2) and over while in Target Field’s indoor dining, bar and retail areas, unless actively eating or drinking.

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While there is a small change in the face covering policy, the Twins stress that measures to provide a safe and enjoyable guest experience at Target Field will continue to be stressed. These measures include digital ticketing and mobile ordering via the MLB Ballpark app, along with the club’s comprehensive system for cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing all common-touch surfaces and high-use areas throughout the ballpark.

Additionally, the current bag policies will remain in place until further notice.  Fans can always get updated information and policies through the Play It Safe page available via TwinsBaseball.com.

I went to a Twins game on May 1 and I was impressed with their entire Play It Safe plan and how they executed that plan in real life. On the day I was there, the Target Field staff was very friendly and helpful and I didn't have any trouble getting my preferred food and drinks.

Keep in mind that cash is not currently accepted at Target Field. However, if cash is all you happen to have to pay for anything within the ballpark, they do have machines that allow you to enter your cash in exchange for a debit card that will be accepted, although fees do apply.

While the team is underperforming to start the year, a day at Target Field is never a bad idea.  The good news is that the ballpark will be selling to full capacity in July.

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