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    New mask mandate will include indoor sports this fall, Ann Arbor Public Schools says

    ANN ARBOR – Ann Arbor Public Schools’ new universal mask mandate will also impact athletic teams that compete indoors within the district, according to Andrew Cluley, AAPS Director of Communications. On Friday, AAPS announced that all students, staff and visitors would be required to wear masks indoors for the 2021-2022 school year due to rising number of COVID-19 cases and recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics. The mask mandate will extend to indoor sports teams – volleyball and swimming and diving – within the district at Pioneer, Huron and Skyline high schools as well as opposing teams traveling to those schools,…

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    High school sports, marching bands can can start fall season maskless

    High school athletes and marching bands are taking the field across central Ohio as the fall sports season begins — and many are leaving their masks behind. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has encouraged athletes to get vaccinated against COVID-19, saying it’s the “ticket” to allowing athletes to live up to their dreams and compete. The state is allowing individual school districts to decide what COVID-19 protocols to put in place when it comes to sports and extracurricular activities, such as band, as concerns about the virus pick up again. As cases continue to rise throughout Ohio due to the highly contagious delta variant, Franklin County and five other counties in central Ohio have jumped to the second-highest level on…

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    DOH: Masks not required for outdoor sports this fall

    The fall preps preseason is just around the corner, and as teams gather to get ready for what will hopefully be a full season of action, the state has released its COVID-19 guidance for athletics. The good news is that guidelines are far more relaxed for many sports, especially outdoor ones, than they were in February, when last year’s shortened high school sports season began. Football, soccer and cross country coaches can breathe a sigh of relief as masks will not be required for outdoor sports. However, they are recommended in settings where unvaccinated athletes, coaches, trainers and other personnel are in close proximity, such as on the sideline or…

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    Illinois fall high school sports practices begin amid indoor mask mandate for athletes | St. Louis News Headlines

    (KMOV.com) – Illinois high schools resumed athletic practices Monday after several schools had to do a shortened or delayed season last year due to COVID-19. “It’s a really great time for our kids, for our school buildings to come back to life after a tough year last year,” said Belleville Township High School District superintendent Brian Mentzer.  Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announced new mitigations to stop the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant. This comes less than a week after Illinois governor JB Pritzker mandated all athletes participating in indoor sports wear masks. The mandate means the football team, for example, does not need to wear a mask when…

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    ESPNU, ROOT Sports to air 3 Montana State football games this fall | MSU Bobcats

    BOZEMAN — Montana State football will have one game televised on ESPNU and two others on ROOT Sports this fall, the Big Sky Conference announced Monday. As part of the league’s new media rights deal signed over the summer with ESPN, two Big Sky games per year would be shown on linear television on ESPNU as opposed to the subscription service ESPN+ like the rest of the conference’s games. Montana State’s Week 7 game against Weber State will be one of those two conference games selected. In announcing the game, the league also said the game would now be played on Friday, Oct. 15 instead of the next day as…

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