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Preps athletes will see new masking guidelines

DAVENPORT – Masks will still be a part of sports this year, but face covering rules won’t be as restrictive to start the 2021-22 school year. The state Department of Health released new guidelines that mandate masks in some athletic settings, but not in others.

The guidelines come on the heels of the state once 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. In the NE2B, only volleyball falls in...


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