2020 Spring High School Sports Season Delayed Through At Least May 4th
All 2020 High School Spring Sports & Activities Delayed due to COVID-19
The spring high school sports and activities season in Minnesota has been postponed until at least May 4th. The Minnesota State High School League issued this statement Wednesday afternoon following Governor Tim Walz’s executive order asking Minnesotans to stay at home unless absolutely necessary:
Effective immediately and continuing until the Governor of Minnesota has lifted his school closure declaration:
· All participation in MSHSL spring activities at all member schools is suspended.
· Participation includes, but is not limited to, competitions, training, practices, scrimmages, and contests.
Pending a reopening of schools by the Governor, return to participation protocols will be determined and communicated by the MSHSL Board and MSHSL staff.
No decisions regarding the cancellation of spring activities have been made at this time.
The suspension of participation includes fine arts activities and athletics and the following events remain suspended indefinitely:
· Speech Section and State Tournaments
· Music Contests
· Visual Arts Competitions and State Festival
· MSHSL State Robotics Tournament
· MSHSL Clay Target State Tournament
Additional information will be provided as it becomes available and as decisions are made.
Baseball, Softball, Golf, Lacrosse, Tennis and Track & Field 2020 Seasons Delayed Until at Least May 4th
Minnesota State High School League Executive Director Erich Martens also stated Wednesday “We recognize the responsibility that everyone and every organization has in mitigating the spread of COVID-19. In alignment with state leadership and the Governor, we support the actions to limit gatherings and to stay home as directed. The Minnesota State High School League will continue to provide leadership and support to its member schools throughout this challenge. The continued suspension of fine arts and athletic activities within our member schools is an example of our responsibility to the health and safety of our students, schools and communities.”