Physical distancing is recommended for participants who are not playing (e.g., on the bench, in the dugout, on the sideline, in locker rooms, attending team meetings, and other similar situations).
If spectators and participants can be clearly separated by at least 12 feet, then participants do not need to be included in the total occupancy count.
MDH strongly recommends against holding tournaments or sporting events that will bring teams together from different states or from outside your local area. If teams choose to host multi-team events, the following guidelines apply.
Playing teams from different regions and states
There may be an increased risk of COVID-19 when participating in sports, and COVID-19 activity may be different in different regions of the state, also contributing to a possible increase in risk.
Traveling out of state or to different regions of the state to participate in sports activities is strongly discouraged. However, if people or teams are considering traveling to other regions or states to participate in sports, they should be aware of COVID-19 activity in that area to inform their decision. Additionally, the Governor’s Executive Order recommends people quarantine and test upon return from out of state travel.