U.S. Open shows that events can return if they take a common-sense approach

Last week the U.S. Open tennis tournament kicked off with fans in the stands. They were a welcome sight after last year’s event barred crowds. The Open courted controversy by at first saying it would not require spectators to wear face masks or show proof of vaccination against Covid-19. But after the mayor weighed in, it recognized the fault and reversed its decision.

Despite the missteps, organizers of upcoming events can learn a lot from the Open. Nearly two years into the pandemic, we know the factors that can help mitigate the spread of Covid-19: social distancing, congregating outdoors, wearing masks and, most important, getting vaccinated. Using these

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