LANSING, Mich. — Governor Whitmer signed an executive order Thursday afternoon allowing professional sports to resume, with a catch.
Executive Order 2020-133 allows professional sports teams to play games and practice in the state of Michigan without an audience.
“Good news, sports fans,” Governor Whitmer said. “We are now ready to gradually and safely allow professional sports to resume in Michigan. While this is an encouraging step in the reopening of our economy, it is critical for athletes to continue social distancing and taking precautions to stay safe. We want to keep our momentum going and keep moving forward, so it’s incumbent on everyone doing their part to slow the spread of COVID-19.”
There are several COVID-19 restrictions that teams and facilities will have to abide by, but otherwise, pro-sports are back.