This is… baffling.
On August 11, the CDC released new COVID guidance that called for ending differentiation based on vaccine status:
“CDC’s COVID-19 prevention recommendations no longer differentiate based on a person’s vaccination status because breakthrough infections occur, though they are generally mild, and persons who have had COVID-19 but are not vaccinated have some degree of protection against severe illness from their previous infection”
The same day they added a box to the page with Biden’s proclamation banning unvaccinated visitors that made it look like any day, the ban would lift and Djokovic could play:
Last night – on the eve of player check-in for the US Open – the yellow box disappeared… and no other changes were made to the page. Ban is on. Djokovic is out.
Tennis fans all over the country lose.