recommended only when distance difficult to maintain

Athletes no longer required to wear masks while competing outdoors

Wed, 04/28/2021 - 2:45pm

AUGUSTA — Based on the recent announcement regarding the wearing of face masks at outdoor events, the following guidelines will be in place for those events overseen by the Maine Principals’ Association. 

Masks are not required for outdoor practices and competitions.

Masks are recommended when six feet of physical distance is hard to maintain (e.g., athletes on the bench).

Masks are required when individuals go inside (e.g., to locker rooms, rest rooms, or on a bus).

Spectators are not required to wear a mask at outside events if they are able to maintain six feet of distancing.