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By Drew Lawson
The Davenport Times 

Student athletes face new mask guidelines

Different rules for athletes, coaches, referees, parents


August 19, 2021

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DAVENPORT – Masks are still a part of sports this year.

The state Department of Health released new guidelines mandating masks in some athletic settings, but not others.

The guidelines come after the state is again requiring masks in K-12 schools this year, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

Athletes won't have to mask up during competition or practice for any outdoor sport. Masks aren't required for low or moderate-contact indoor sports either. Only volleyball falls in this category.

Vaccinated competitors don't have to wear a mask during any high-risk indoor sport. Non-vacci...

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