Throughout the year, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer put mandatory pauses on youth sports activity to mitigate COVID-19. On April 9, Whitmer asked youth sports programs to voluntarily pause all activity. This was in response to the statewide rise in positive COVID-19 cases. According to Bally Sports Detroit, Michigan high school athletic association Executive Director Mark Uyl, said there is a less than a 3% positive test rate among student-athletes. Districts will make decisions based on local circumstances.