• Given the available epidemiological data and timing as many schools and universities return to
campus, contact sports, such as football and wrestling, pose a high risk of transmitting COVID-19
to athletes, coaches, and the general community, and should be avoided at this time.
• As the epidemiology of COVID-19 around the country and the state of Michigan evolves, MDHHS
will review its recommendation that contact sports should be avoided.
• Lower rates of transmission may allow individuals to participate in contact sports more safely in
• CDC or MDHHS guidance should be adhered to for sports teams/clubs and facilities that are
continuing to operate.
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