Michigan ups stadium capacity, requires teen athlete testing
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan is easing outdoor stadium capacity restrictions before baseball’s opening day while ordering weekly testing of teen athletes amid a climbing coronavirus case rate that ranks fourth nationally over the past week.
Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Friday that, for now, she does not plan to tighten COVID-19 restrictions.
She noted ongoing vaccinations while also citing concerns about variants that more easily spread.
Under a revised health order that starts Monday, outdoor arenas can seat 20% of their capacity.
That includes the Detroit Tigers’ Comerica Park.
Starting April 2, athletes ages 13 to 19 must participate in a weekly testing program.
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3/19/2021 4:44:17 PM (GMT -4:00)