New safety protocols implemented for organized sports in Michigan

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Posted at 3:51 PM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 15:56:03-04

(WXYZ) — Governor Gretchen Whitmer's latest executive order now permits organized sports with strict safety protocols.

Spectators are limited to the guests of the athletes, with each athlete designating up to two guests.

For outdoor sports competitions, the organizer must either limit the audience to the guests of the participants with each athlete designating up to two guests, or limit total attendance to 100 people or fewer, including all participants like athletes, coaches and staff.

Additionally, the governor's office released public guidance on contact sports.

Mitigation measures include frequent hand washing, enough time between events or practices to sanitize, discouraging of sharing items like towels or clothing, properly cleaning and disinfecting objects and equipment, and more.

View more mitigation measures below:

Public Guidance for Contact Sports by WXYZ-TV Channel 7 Detroit on Scribd

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