Governor Whitmer allows return of pro sports – without fans


Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaking at a briefing Wednesday, June 17, 2020.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is allowing for the return of pro sports in Michigan as long as fans aren’t in attendance. Thursday’s move follows Major League Baseball’s decision this week to set a 60-game schedule to start July 23 or July 24 in empty ballparks. The governors says pro sports team can resume operations notwithstanding her restrictions on gatherings to curb the coronavirus. Games must be played without a live audience for the “time being.” Only staff of the facility and media can attend.

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