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Organized sports on pause after epidemic order announced

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FILE – In this Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. Whitmer’s office took legal action Friday to force the shutdown of Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline by revoking the easement that allows an underwater section to run through the Straits of Mackinac. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, File)

Marquette, Mich. (WJMN) – Sunday evening, Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer held an emergency press conference to discuss the alarming rise in Covid-19 cases throughout the state.

In response to the record-breaking numbers of Coronavirus cases, Whitmer announced a new epidemic order alongside the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

As apart of the new order, schools must go to remote learning. Following that, organized sports will be suspended for AT LEAST 3 weeks.

This includes indoor and outdoor sports — football, volleyball and swimming.

The playoffs are NOT canceled just suspended says the MHSAA. They plan to complete the postseasons when allowed.

There will be no fans at collegiate or professional athletic events.

The order will begin this Wednesday November 18th.

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