Gov. Whitmer Allows Schools To Open; H.S. Sports Can Resume W/ Antigen Testing
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (pictured) announced on Friday afternoon that in-person instruction can resume at Michigan high schools next Monday (December 21st). However, a majority of school districts won't return until January 4th (after the annual holiday break).
The current restrictions on high school sports (in effect since November 18th) can resume under a "pilot program" of antigen testing. That's according to the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services.
The current restrictions allow professional sports teams to play in Michigan, but with no fans. And it does allow colleges and universities to play sports indoors, but with no fans in attendance. That will continue until the 15th of January.
The current restrictions statewide have been in effect since November 18th. And while new COVID-19 cases have leveled off in recent days (according to the State of Michigan website), it's not enough to allow fans into games or to allow the Michigan High School Athletic Association to finish up the three fall tournaments yet to be finished (football, volleyball, girls swimming and diving).