By: KDKA-TV News Staff

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (KDKA) – When athletes head to the PIAA state championships this year, masks will be required.

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According to our news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the PIAA board of directors made the decision on Wednesday during their meeting.

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Any PIAA postseason tournament team will be required to also submit a COVID-19 screening and a face covering certification before entering the tournament.

The requirement is not being left up to individual districts, it will be required for all teams entering the competitions.

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The only exception will be players with a medical exemption.