On August 4, 2021, Illinois Governor Pritzker announced an update to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Mask Policy that will require masks to be worn for all indoor athletic events regardless of an individual’s vaccination status. This mask directive for indoor athletic events applies to student-athletes, coaches, officials, game personnel, and fans.
- Indoor activities like sideline cheer need to wear a mask. Sideline cheer that practices indoors needs to mask except when stunting or tumbling due to safety issues.
- Outdoor activities like sideline cheer and halftime dance do not need to mask.