Blue Jays arrive in Toronto for training camp after intake screening in Florida

The Blue Jays arrived in Toronto Sunday night from their spring training site in Florida, expecting to practice at the Rogers Centre on Monday.

The team and staff arrived in four buses outside of Rogers Centre just after 10 p.m.

Rogers Centre and the adjoining Toronto Marriott City Centre Hotel will be the home of the Jays’ modified coronavirus quarantine.

Earlier this week, federal, provincial and municipal governments jointly approved the Jays’ application to host their summer training camp in Toronto.

Players and staff travelled to the stadium by private, sterilized bus and will not be allowed to leave the premises throughout camp.

The Jays cohort was to be assigned a dedicated room block at the Marriott and using the elevators will be discouraged. Contactless check-in, checkout and food delivery aims to minimize interaction with hotel staff, who will be subjected to daily health checks and temperature screenings and will be required to wear masks at all times while within the building.

Margaryta Ignatenko