MHSAA confirms winter high school sports in Michigan will start on time
Officials from the Michigan High School Athletic Association have confirmed winter sports in the state will begin on time, with guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19. Previously:The Representative Council of the MHSAA confirmed during its meeting Thursday (Oct. 22) that 2020-21 winter sports will begin on time. Most high school sports traditionally begin practice the first three weeks of November, with games starting in mid-November and the first weeks of December. Start dates for middle school winter sports seasons are determined by local leagues and conferences. A number of precautions have been put in place, including for competition limits, numbers of spectators allowed and face coverings.
We have to get this right: Gov. Whitmer hints at plan for Michigan gyms, bowling alleys, theaters
LANSING, Mich. The owners of Michigan gyms and other businesses were hoping to hear the governor address reopening plans Wednesday, but that didnt happen. Gretchen Whitmer didnt officially announce a plan at her coronavirus (COVID-19) briefing, but she hinted that a decision should be revealed in the coming days. Business owners might be able to reopen after Labor Day, but they were hoping an official plan would be revealed Wednesday. For example, Ohios gyms have been open since May, and after initially saying football wouldnt happen, the Michigan High School Athletic Association did an about-face and said the final decision would be up to Whitmer. Whitmer said last week that she wouldnt be bullied into making these decisions.
Many Metro Detroiters feeling anxious about returning to world after COVID-19 shutdown
DETROIT Businesses around Michigan are reopening and many people are being called back to work, but after months of barely leaving their homes, many Metro Detroit residents are feeling anxious about reentering the world. Dr. Preeti Malani, University of Michigans chief health officer and an infectious disease expert, said its perfectly normal and reasonable to feel anxious. More from Dr. Malani :But its important to channel those feelings in a way thats protective, not paralyzing. It is a bit shocking to go back out into the world, and I would say to do things slowly and to do things in a way thats comfortable. You can do it in a way thats outdoors and socially distant.Focus on what you can control and taken the recommended precautions seriously, she said.