Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 4, 2021
Updated MDHHS Order Allows Contact Sports to Resume with Risk Reduction Measures
LANSING, Mich. -- The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) updated its current epidemic order to allow contact sports to resume as of Monday, Feb. 8, provided masks are worn during practices and competition. If masks cannot be worn, participants must be regularly tested for COVID-19 consistent with guidelines issued by MDHHS. Safety protocols like wearing masks and testing will help keep kids, coaches and families safe and allow our schools to remain open for in-person instruction. The order remains in effect through Monday, March 29.
To view the PowerPoint presentation that the governor, Chief Medical Executive and MDHHS Chief Deputy for Health Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, and MDHHS Director Elizabeth Hertel used during today’s press conference, click the link below: