MDHHS issues interm guidelines for return of sports

Masks must be worn during games and practice
Posted at 5:14 PM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 17:14:26-05

LANSING, Mich. — Monday afternoon, The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued Interim Guidance for Athletics following its epidemic order announced last week to allow contact sports to resume today.

Per the order, masks are required to be worn during practics and competition.

If masks can't be worn, athletes and coaches must be regularly tested for COVID-19, consistent with guidelines issued by MDHHS.

“Safety protocols like wearing masks and testing will help keep kids, coaches and families safe and allow our schools to remain open for in-person instruction,” said Elizabeth Hertel, MDHHS director. “We also continue to urge hand washing, using separate equipment as much as possible and frequently cleaning and disinfecting any shared equipment and surfaces.”

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