Why are Michigan student athletes mandated to wear masks?
DETROIT – In a press conference Thursday, Local 4′s Rod Meloni asked what information was being used to support the determination that masks would be required for student athletes on the field. It’s important to change out masks for a fresh one when sensible, or to use a fabric that wicks moisture and dries quickly. Executive Order 180 requires face coverings to be worn by student athletes when actively participating, except during cross country, golf, tennis, swimming and diving. This includes all times during active participation and all times during non-active participation when six feet of physical distance cannot be maintained. Face coverings must be worn by coaches, medical staff, game event staff, members of the media and spectators.
Michigan players, coaches, parents navigate masks during sports mandate
GROSSE POINTE, Mich. – With fall sports back on track, players and coaches are adjusting to wearing masks while playing after an Executive Order mandated masks be worn during play. Gretchen Whitmer almost a week after she allowed contact sports to resume practices this week and games starting next week. Maccagone said his biggest issue was what to do with his mouth guard, which attaches to his helmet face mask. In response to the mask mandate, members of the group, Let Them Play, started a petition, calling the masks during play “incredibly dangerous” and want the order removed. Whitmer took questions Thursday about the mask order including which science she was using to back up the order.
Michigan sports face mask order -- a closer look at it
The face covering rules for athletes playing organized sports during the coronavirus pandemic in Michigan needed some clarification. Ice rinks have been issuing their own face mask rules now that they are allowed to reopen for organized sports. Previous mask orders in MichiganExecutive Order 2020-147 reiterates that individuals are required to wear a face covering whenever they are in an indoor public space. Executive Order 2020-164 requires children and workers to wear face masks at Michigan childcare centers, camps and schools. All staff members and children ages 2 and older have to wear face coverings on school buses and other transportation.
VIEW: CDC offers updated guidelines for face masks
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released updated guidelines for selecting, wearing and cleaning face masks for the coronavirus pandemic. The update was released Aug. 27. The CDC continues to recommend that you wear masks in public settings “around people who don’t live in your household and when you can’t stay 6 feet away from others.” Masks help stop the spread of COVID-19 to others, the CDC maintains. In Michigan, it has been the law to wear masks in public buildings and spaces since the governor’s order was issued in July. Find the CDC’s complete face masks recommendations/guidelines here.
How to avoid breakouts from wearing a mask
DETROIT Some people are reporting having skin issues that could be linked to the frequent use of masks amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Medical experts all agree wearing a mask is critically important, but wearing a mask -- especially the same one over and over -- can create skin issues. The best advice is to clean your mask. If you cant do that regularly, wear a disposable mask and see your doctor if your skin issue becomes a real problem. You can watch Hank Winchesters full story in the video posted above.