COVID-19 has not shown signs of slowing down in Maryland. This past Monday afternoon, the Baltimore Ravens announced they will not host any fans in their game against the Tennessee Titans.
The decision was made shortly after consultation with the offices of Baltimore City Mayor Benard Young, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, and MedStar health.
Ravens released this official statement:
“In giving the matter careful consideration, and with the rise of Maryland’s COVID-19 infection rate and increased hospitalizations, the Ravens believe this decision is the correct one in helping protect the well-being and safety of our community.”
“The in-stadium energy and passion Ravens fans provide on gameday cannot be duplicated. With the collective goal of restoring that excitement and re-gaining the ability to host fans once again, we strongly encourage Marylanders to follow the advice of public health experts by wearing face coverings, practicing proper social distancing and limiting social gatherings.” – Baltimore Ravens
In their last home game versus the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Ravens hosted about 4,300 fans. The same day 1,034 new cases were reported in Maryland.