MHSAA Provides New Guidelines for Return to Sports

With Governor Gretchen Whitmer ending the “Safer-at-Home” order on Monday, the Michigan High School Athletic Association has issued updated guidelines for summer activities.

The MHSAA is permitting member schools to begin summer outdoor activity and workouts for groups of 100 or fewer with physical distancing.

Both the school and school district must open school facilities to students and staff and the 2019-20 academic year must have been completed for activities to resume at school facilities.

Indoor facilities, including gyms, swimming pools and weight rooms must remain closed. Competition is still not allowed as individuals must continue to practice social distancing. Balls may be used in group settings, but individuals should continue to clean equipment.

All MHSAA out-of-season coaching regulations continue to apply.

“We were excited and encouraged by Governor Whitmer’s announcements Monday,” MHSAA Executive Director Mark Uyl said in a statement. “The opportunity for outside gatherings of up to 100 allowed us to rework a number of guidelines that we had published Friday as part of the MHSAA/NFHS reopening document. Our schools have been cautiously eager to take this long-awaited first step. We will continue to provide updates in accordance with the Governor’s directives for reopening the state, always prioritizing safety for all involved in school sports programs.”

To view a full list of the MHSAA/NFHS summer guidelines, visit here.

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