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MDHHS Updates ‘Gatherings and Face Mask Order’ Effective March 22

March 19, 2021

Capacity increasing at outdoor stadiums and arenas

Today, the MDHHS announced updates to the Gatherings and Face Mask Order, effective March 22 – April 19. Here are important infographics related to all types of gatherings as well as a dining guide.

Gatherings at outdoor stadiums and arenas are increased to 20% of the venue’s capacity if the site: 

  • Establishes an infection control plan that complies with the protocols included in MDHHS’s document entitled Enhanced Outdoor Stadium and Arena Guidance
  • Posts the mitigation plan publicly. 
  • Sends infection control plans to the local health department and MDHHS at least seven days before scheduled events.  
  • Administers a testing program as specified in MDHHS’s Guidance for Athletics for all players. 

The Order also increases weekly testing for youth athletes ages 13-19 to safely participate in sports. More information on the program is available on the website

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