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OHSAA comments on COVID-19 mask policy at sporting events


This year getting to play on the field can’t be taken for granted. “There are states around us who don’t have this opportunity,” said Doug Ute, the Executive Director of the Ohio High School Athletic Association. But in order for the plays to continue, he says rules must be followed.

“If they don’t follow the rules we could become a place to spread the virus through our events, and we don’t want to do that because that would shut down our contests… shutdown our children’s opportunity to compete in sports,” he said.

“If we have fans that do not choose to follow that order then they need to be asked to put your mask on or please, it’s time you can’t stay and watch your loved one participate,” said Ute.