For all MSYSA COVID updates as of 05/18/21, please visit: https://www.michiganyouthsoccer.org/Resources/COVID-19_Information.htm

THE LATEST NEWS see above link and the following May 15th news:

Effective 9:00 AM tomorrow morning (May 15, 2021), the use of facial coverings by athletes, team officials, referees, spectators, etc. during outdoor activities is no longer required. In short, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has updated their Gatherings and Face Mask Order to better align with the latest guidance on facial coverings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Under the updated MDHHS Gatherings and Face Mask Order, individuals (i.e., athletes, coaches, team officials, spectators, parents/guardians, etc.) are no longer required to wear facial coverings during outdoor activities regardless of their vaccination status. While facial coverings are not required outdoors, MDHHS strongly recommends that individuals who are not fully vaccinated remain masked during outdoor organized sports activities.
While indoors, fully vaccinated individuals (i.e., athletes, coaches, team officials, spectators, parents/guardians, etc.) are no longer required to wear facial coverings, but those who are not fully vaccinated, must continue to wear facial coverings. The updated MDHHS Gatherings and Face Mask Order expires May 31, 2021. However, a recent press release from Governor Whitmer indicates that the broad indoor mask mandate will expire after July 1, 2021.
Again, starting tomorrow at 9:00 AM, the use of facial coverings by athletes, team officials, referees, spectators, parents/guardians, etc., during outdoorMSYSA affiliated activities are now personal decisions. MSYSA strongly urges our members to be mindful, and respectful, of those who may have the desire to continue their use of facial coverings.
Weekly testing (SARS-CoV-2) of all unvaccinated athletes (ages 13-19) is still required for participation in organized sports, including youth (club) soccer. Unvaccinated participants (ages 13-19) can only participate in organized sports with proof of a negative diagnostic test (antigen or RT-PCR) on at least a weekly basis. Fully vaccinated persons are not subject to the weekly testing requirements set forth in section 5(d) of the Emergency Order, unless they have COVID-19-like symptoms. ‘Fully vaccinated persons’ means persons for whom at least two weeks has passed after receiving the final dose of an FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine. Participants who have recovered from confirmed COVID-19 in the past three months (and who remain symptom-free) are also not subject to these weekly testing requirements, if they can provide the appropriate ‘proof’ or doctor’s letter as described in the MDHHS Interim Guidance for Athletics.

 

[see the above link for full announcement]

 

Coaches / Managers / Parents / Players: Please be sure to regularly review the MSYSA updates at the above link, and MYSL President Updates below:

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The MYSL will continue to notify all Leagues/Clubs, coaches and managers as decisions are made at the national and state level which directly impact our season. 

UPDATE FROM THE MYSL PRESIDENT

April 9, 2021

As we begin the MYSL Spring 2021 Season – All teams wishing to participate in the MYSL are expected to comply with the following two notices:

 I.   All MYSL teams which have games scheduled from April 2, 2021 to April 19, 2021 must comply with the MDHHS order that requires all youth athletes to be tested weekly prior to participating in any practices or games.
          Among those requirements ALL TEAMS MUST comply with are:
          1.   Enrollment in the MI Safer Sports Youth Testing program and is currently conducting our own testing and reporting to MDHHS
                 OR   Have secured a 3rd party testing laboratory that is testing your players and reporting to the state.

II.   ALL MYSL teams, with the danger of Covid -19 still present in our communities, MYSL places an emphasis on playing the games not the final score. 

Although, at this point MYSL will keep standings, however with all the challenges we collectively face including player’s health and referee availability, a spirit of fairness, civility and cooperation among ALL Teams participating in the MYSL is expected! Further, the MYSL respectfully requests that social distancing include both pre and post game activities to avoid unnecessary opportunity for covid to spread beyond the field to our families and friends. 
 
As always the MYSL Board, together with all its affiliated member organizations thanks you and wishes you a Safe and successful Spring 2021 Season!