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MHSAA makes changes to mask mandates

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The #MHSAA making changes to their mask mandates following the new CDC guidance.

MHSAA Executive Director, Mark Uyl, sent out this statement late Friday:

We are sharing the following updated guidance based on the latest MDHHS Epidemic Order issued on May 14, effective at 9 am on Saturday, May 15:

▪ Face masks are no longer required for any outdoor activity, including the outdoor
contact spring sports of soccer and lacrosse. While individuals may opt to wear a
face mask, there is no longer a requirement that face masks be worn outdoors by
any player, coach, team personnel, official or spectators.

▪ For fully vaccinated individuals, face masks are no longer required during indoor activity. MDHHS is defining “fully vaccinated” as 14 days after the second dose of
Pfizer or Moderna or 14 days after the single dose of Johnson & Johnson. For all
individuals not fully vaccinated, all indoor activity continues to require a face mask.
From the May 15 order, the indoor face mask requirement for non-vaccinated individuals is set to expire on July 1.

▪ There is no change in the May 15 order to the weekly testing requirement. Weekly
testing of non-fully vaccinated spring sport student-athletes must continue through
the expiration of the order on May 31.

▪ There is no change to the outdoor spectator limits from previous orders (1,000 spectators in many cases) other than the fact that face masks are no longer required for
anyone outdoors, spectators included.
We will continue to communicate with all schools as updated and ongoing MDHHS guidance and orders continue to be issued.

-Thank you.

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