Minnesota Winter High School Sports on Hold Until January 4th
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced Wednesday another delay in the start of winter youth and high school sports.
The Governor has extended the pause in athletics, set the expire at midnight on Friday, to January 4th, 2021 because of COVID-19.
The Minnesota State High School League earlier this month set out a plan for starting winter athletics and activities with three different start-up dates, including January 4th.
A start date for games, matches and meets has not yet been announced.
In a press release Wednesday afternoon MSHSL Executive Director Erich Martens said, “While we recognize that our students, coaches and families are anxious to return to activities and athletics, the Jan. 4, 2021, date aligns well with many member schools’ calendars as they return from extended breaks. This opportunity to participate in athletics and activities also comes with great responsibility. It is critical that all students, coaches, directors and officials maintain the highest standard of health and safety, both in and outside of school. Everyone must actively share the responsibility of reducing the spread of COVID-19 and keeping themselves and others safe and healthy.”
High school activities directors will be setting revised schedules in the coming weeks for the season.
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