Today, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) updated its epidemic order to allow contact sports to resume as of Monday, Feb. 8, provided masks are worn during practices and competition. If masks cannot be worn, participants must be regularly tested for COVID-19 consistent with guidelines issued by MDHHS. The order remains in effect through Monday, March 29.
For sports where masks cannot be worn and social distancing cannot be maintained all participants must be tested consistent with the program specified in the Testing and Additional Mitigation Measures for Athletic Practice and Play section of MDHHS’s Interim Guidance for Athletics which will be available online at Michigan.gov/coronaviruson Sunday, Feb. 7.
Participants need to maintain six feet of distance when not actively engaged in play and wear face masks at all times.Spectators are allowed with up to 250 people in stadiums that seat less than 10,000 and up 500 people at venues that seat over 10,000 people.
The epidemic order continues to temporarily pause other venues and activities where participants have close physical contacts and are not consistently masked, likewater parks.