Masks off for playoffs and Spring sports

Raymundo Frasquillo File Photo/Gila Herald: Jesenia Ahumada, 11, adjusts her face mask. The AIA Executive Board amended its face mask mandate and will not require the use of masks for those participating in active competition for the winter playoffs and Spring sports season.

By Seth Polansky/AIA Sports Information Coordinator

Phoenix – Due to improving Covid-19 metrics (decreasing Covid cases, increased hospital bed capacity, etc.), the AIA Executive Board voted to approve removing the mask mandate for the spring season and winter playoffs, including Spiritline. 

Students, coaches, officials and other personnel must wear a mask when not actively playing or in the arena of competition. All spectators in attendance for a contest must wear an approved mask or face covering. Please note that mesh face masks are not acceptable face coverings.

All other Covid-19 modifications remain in place.  

Those participating in sports previously had to wear masks during competition. The AIA also recently opened up the competitions to more fans.