December 8, 2020

Dear Club and League Representatives:

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has extended Emergency Order under MCL 333.2253 – Gatherings and Face Mask Order.

Organized sports in Michigan, including MSYSA affiliated activities, such as team training, scrimmages, games and supplemental try-outs are prohibited (with or without masks) through December 20, 2020, unless they comply with the enhanced testing regime detailed on the MDHHS Interim Public Guidance on Contact Sports document under *Additional Mitigation Measures for Safer Athletic Practice and Play section (page 4).

In brief, the MDHHS Emergency Order restricts or prohibits indoor and outdoor gatherings in an effort to help prevent the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Please read and carefully review the entire MDHHS Emergency Order. In addition, please refer to the MDHHS FAQs to review other restrictions.

Based on current COVID-19 conditions, team travel out of state for games and/or tournaments is not recommended at this time. Teams that choose to travel out of state for games and/or tournaments, including teams in US Youth Soccer’s National League Conferences, must comply with local and state health department orders as established in the state(s) they are playing in. Teams must also comply with the applicable Return-To-Play (RTP) guidelines in other states.

Please continue to monitor our website and social media platforms for updates.

Sincerely,

Thomas Faro
Executive Director

cc.:      MSYSA Board of Directors