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UIL now requires student-athletes to wear face masks

Published: Jul. 8, 2020 at 3:07 PM CDT
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SHERMAN, Texas (KXII) - Student-athletes in Texas will be required to wear face masks at Summer workouts.

The UIL announced that more safety measures will be put in place to reflect the recent changes made by Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

While athletes will not be required to wear masks during workouts, they will be asked to wear them when not actively working out.

“All employees, parents, visitors and students ten years of age or older must wear face coverings or face shields upon entry to an area where UIL activities are being conducted and when not actively exercising,” the UIL statement reads.

“Schools may, for example, allow students who are actively exercising to remove face coverings as long as they maintain at least six feet of distance from other students and staff who are not wearing face coverings. However, schools must require students and staff to wear face coverings as they get into positions that allow them to maintain safe distancing,” the UIL states.

The UIL has also asked schools to pause activities through July 13 as a precaution after the July 4th holiday.

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