Michigan’s Youth Sports Now Required to Test for Virus Before Practices, Competitions

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the state health department have expanded capacity limits for outdoor stadiums. The order also increases testing for youth sports.

Starting April 2, sports for youths aged 13 to 19 will require testing before all sports practices and competitions. For a look at resources meant to help schools with this new requirement, visit michigan.gov/coronavirus.

And starting March 22, instead of 1,000 people in stadiums with capacities over 10,000, it is now just 20%.

Tigers Opening Day is April 1st. Comerica Park’s listed capacity is 41,083. That means they can now allow 8,216 fans.

And vaccinated people can now remove their masks indoors if everyone in the space has also been vaccinated.

The MHSAA is holding a press conference on the new required testing for athletes ages 13-18. Watch it live at 1 p.m. Friday on 9&10 News’ Facebook. 

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