DETROIT – Michigan student-athletes can return to two of the four contact sports, but new guidelines have been put in place by state officials.
The state’s advice was revealed online Sunday night. It’s eight pages that take into account many different scenarios. They place the test protocols as the main point because they know that the students will not want to wear masks.
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On Mondays, boys and girls basketball and ice hockey are allowed to start. Masks are recommended at all times. These sports are allowed to continue with a test protocol.
On Friday, the cheering and competitive wrestling can begin. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends against using masks in these sports during competition. The test guidelines are long and complicated.
If a face mask cannot be worn by athletes 13 years of age and older, they must be tested for negative antigen within the previous 24 hours to play. Or they need a negative swab test within the previous 72 hours.
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