Polis file photo

File photo. Photo Credit: David Zalubowski; AP

It was recently announced that the MLB All-Star Game will be coming to Denver's Coors Field in July and during a press conference on the matter, Governor Jared Polis provided some insight into whether or not that event will be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

During a question and answer section after the April 6 press conference, a reporter asked Polis if a variance will be required for the event and what that might look like.

"The state is moving away from our dial system as mandatory guidance April 16," replied Governor Polis. Though he went on to state that some areas, particularly metro areas, may opt to continue using this system for another month or so.

Polis went on to explain that with the currently timeline of vaccinations, most Coloradans will be immune to COVID-19 come mid-June. Polis expects all Coloradans to be able to receive a vaccine if wanted by late May, if not sooner.

Once this widespread level of immunity is achieved, fewer restrictions are expected to be in place.

"Everyone expects a fully packed, sell-out stadium in July," said Polis.

Could a return to norm come in July, with large-scale events and venues allowed to operate at full capacity once again? Polis seems to think that's a very real possibility.

See the full press conference below:

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(3) comments

pumpkinseed8

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gary

back to normal is when POLIS IS VOTED OUT

elchevelle

Agreed! But the Caliradoans/Colofornians won't do it.

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