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Mask rules for athletes
The rules for masks for student-athletes (subject to change) says student-athletes do not have to wear masks during conditioning and skill work in their small “pods” or “cohorts”
It depends on the sport, but generally, coaches with outdoor practices have to split the team into groups of 10 that are allowed to work on skills and conditioning together without masks. When they leave those pods, before or after practice as an example, they must put their masks back on. The coaches must always be masked.
When the season starts on Oct. 1, masks will not be required for those who are on the field playing in soccer, field hockey, and cross-country, but will likely be required by those on the sideline. Volleyball, because it is played indoors, will likely have to wear masks during games.