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.

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The new rules came from the Illinois High School Association board on Tuesday night.

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Those sports include baseball, softball, boys’ tennis, boys’ and girls’ track and field, and bass fishing.

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The Illinois Department of Public Health will pay for testing for teams playing high-risk sports.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff