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).
After nine months of mask wearing, most high school athletes in the state finally can breathe easier.
The MIAA on Tuesday morning announced that, effectively immediately, masks are no longer required for athletes on outdoor spring teams. Athletes have been masked up for all competitions and practices since preseason workouts for the fall season began as the MIAA dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wrestlers, if they are competing indoors, and boys volleyball players still have