MIAA: Masks No Longer Required Outside For High School Athletes

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) —The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) announced Tuesday masks will no longer be required for high school athletes on spring teams while playing outdoors.

This comes a day after Gov. Charlie Baker announced that, starting on Tuesday, the state would no longer require face coverings for youth athlete while playing outdoor sports.

The MIAA also said that athletes are not required to wear masks when they are on the bench or in a dugout.

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Face coverings are also not required in low-risk sports indoors when participants can maintain a distance of at least 14 feet.

Spectators and chaperones, coaches, staff, referees, umpires, and other officials don’t have to wear a mask when outside if they can practice social distancing. However, masks are required for visitors, spectators, volunteers, and staff while indoors.

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