In a press conference Tuesday announcing Michigan's return-to-school plan this fall, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called for a major change in the sports calendar: high school football in the spring.
The rash of physical contact in football puts the players at higher risk of contracting Covid-19 -- and possibly contributing to a second wave of the virus.
"We’re going to work with the (MHSAA), we’re going to continue to listen to our best minds in public health," Whitmer said. "We just want to keep our young people safe. We also recognize a lot of these sports create opportunities for young people to go on in life, and we don’t want them to miss those opportunities. We just have to figure out how to keep it safe."