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MDH issues guidelines for youth sports to return

MDH issues guidelines for youth sports to return Photo: MDH.

KAAL-TV
Updated: June 19, 2020 08:05 PM
Created: June 19, 2020 07:13 PM

(ABC 6 News) - Some sports teams will be able to start practicing together next week as the state loosens more COVID-19 restrictions.

On Friday, the Minnesota Department of Health released new guidelines titled, "COVID-19 Sports Guidance for Youth and Adults". MDH said games and scrimmages can begin on June 24 or later for outdoor sports, while indoor sports need to wait until July 1.

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Teams can start practicing at full strength beginning June 24 and that's for both indoor and outdoor sports. The department also recommended that sports phase in that have been on a hiatus due to the pandemic.

The full guideline can be found here which breaks down other requirements for teams, fans, games, and practices.


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