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    Student-athletes, coaches required to wear masks at indoor sporting events | Connecticut News

    HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – The Connecticut Department of Public Health upgraded its guidance for local school athletic events. (Photo provided by MGN) The announcement was made Wednesday night. Due to the number of COVID-19 cases in the state, state health officials now require all athletes, coaches, and officials wear face coverings at indoor sporting events, regardless of their vaccination status. The changed guidance  went into effect on Thursday. Initially, the DPH recently made the decision to allow fully vaccinated athletes the option to not wear a mask during indoor sports competitions; given the the Omicron variant and the uptick in COVID-19 cases however, the guidance was changed. The changed mask…

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    MIAA to require HS basketball, other indoor winter sports to wear masks

    High School Sports The guidelines will be reassessed on Jan. 15, 2022. Newton North High Abigail Wright and Riley Raker block Needham High Ellie Streeper. The mask mandate for indoor HS athletes in the fall will continue into the winter. Photo by Matthew J Lee/Globe staff Massachusetts high school athletes participating in indoor winter sports during the 2021-22 season will have to wear masks, according to the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA). The new guidelines follow the rules set for the 2021 fall season and apply to coaches, athletes, school staff, and spectators. “This information is consistent with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education [DESE], and set forth by…

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    Indoor winter sports athletes to wear masks, likely | Sports

    The State of California has been one of the most restrictive when it comes to regulations in preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Since mid-summer masks have been required to be worn indoors in virtually every type of business and activity. In following these State Department of Public Health directives, the California Interscholastic Federation has instructed all its member schools to mandate the wearing of masks by the participants of indoor sports, in particularly this fall, volleyball. “We’ve been getting reports from coaches who had their players wearing masks visiting school where those players aren’t,” Will DeBoard, assistant commissioner of the Sac-Joaquin Section, told the Citizen recently. “We have…

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    U.Md. mandates masks for all fans at indoor sports

    The University of Maryland said Monday that its new guidelines for guests follow national, state and local COVID-19 protocols needed to maintain the health and safety of its community. The University of Maryland says all fans attending indoor sporting events will be required to wear a mask or face covering, regardless of vaccination status. Maryland Athletics said Monday that its new guidelines for guests follow national, state and local COVID-19 protocols needed to maintain the health and safety of its community. Attendees will be required to cover their face in any indoor space, including bathrooms and suites, unless actively eating or drinking. Fully vaccinated guests can unmask at outdoor events,…

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    Masks required for indoor sports and activities

    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – High school athletes participating in indoor sports and other activities will have to do so with a face mask on. However, masks are only recommended for outdoor sports and activities. The New Mexico Activities Association is following the lead of the PED and governor’s office. While sports like football, players seem ready to do whatever is required so they can have a season. “It’s very challenging, you know because we get tired in the games, but if it keeps us on the field I’m all for it,” said Albuquerque High linebacker and tight end Kade Peralta. “It’s hard to breathe sometimes, but I think as a team…

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    Student athletes, coaches required to wear masks for indoor sports

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) announced Thursday that masks will be required for any indoor activities for students and coaches this fall. For fall sports, that could include indoor practices but also volleyball and cheerleading. The decision was made after Education Commissioner Jeff Riley officially placed a mask mandate for public schools on Wednesday. All public K-12 students in Massachusetts will have to wear masks until October 1 22News talked with the athletic director for Chicopee Public Schools, Sean Mackin. He said they already were requiring masks for fall indoor sports. However, he said he’s glad to hear these rules will be in place across…

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