CHICAGO (CBS) — A big change in COVID-19 mitigation policy has been issued for high school athletes in Illinois.
They will not have to wear masks anymore in low-risk sports while playing.READ MORE: 1 Killed, 8 Wounded In Weekend Shootings In Chicago
The new rules came from the Illinois High School Association board on Tuesday night.READ MORE: Bo, The Obama Family Dog And 'Best Friend', Dies After Battle With Cancer
Those sports include baseball, softball, boys’ tennis, boys’ and girls’ track and field, and bass fishing.MORE NEWS: Leroy Long Charged With Shooting On Dan Ryan Expressway Near 87th Street
The Illinois Department of Public Health will pay for testing for teams playing high-risk sports.