Phillies Fans No Longer Required To Wear Face Masks In Outdoor Areas At Citizens Bank Park

Dan Koob reports.

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JESSICA KARTALIJA: Philadelphia just took another step forward today on the road to recovery.

JESSICA KARTALIJA: The city removed some density limits in places like stores, museums, and libraries. You now only need three feet of social distancing in restaurants and theaters, and masks are no longer required outdoors if you are fully vaccinated. Eyewitness News reporter Dan Koob is at Citizens Bank Park where the mask mandate is out of here for fans in the stands. Dan.

DAN KOOB: Thank you, Harry Kalas. Much appreciated. The people are coming in droves, Ukee Washington, as Phillies fans filing into Citizens Bank Park ahead of this first game of three with the Boston Red Sox, and doing so for the first time without masks on their faces as they move towards full capacity at CBP later next month. But today, of course, another step forward. Mark it down. May 21, 2021. The return of smiles.

LIZ ABRAHAM: It feels weird, to be honest, after wearing a mask for so long.

DAN KOOB: Liz Abraham and her nephews Wes and James taking advantage of their time without masks.

LIZ ABRAHAM: Wow. That was a big one.

LIRUI LI: It's actually nice to see people smile. Somebody in my building, actually, yeah. I've only talked to her with a mask on. And she one time took it off. And I was like, oh, that's what you look like.

DAN KOOB: Now that you know your neighbor better, look for them in the stands. Over 15,000 will find themselves at Citizens Bank Park for the first of a three game set with Boston, as the Phillies expand their in-stadium capacity, as the city drops its outdoor mask order.

- You can go to a ball game without a mask.

SAL DEANGELIS: We are encouraging unvaccinated fans to still wear their masks. Masks will be required in indoor spaces at the ballpark. So the diamond club, elevators, restrooms.

DAN KOOB: Back out here live tonight, there will be sections for people who may be still apprehensive about social distancing. The Phillies will offer tickets for those people who want to be able to sit maybe a little further away from others. In terms of figuring out who was vaccinated, who is not vaccinated, the Phillies say, for right now, Jess, they're working on the honor system. Live outside Citizens Bank Ballpark, Dan Koob. CBS 3 Eyewitness News.

JESSICA KARTALIJA: All right. Honesty's the best policy, Dan. Thanks.