Shortly after Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced that the schools would remain closed for the rest of the school year, the Minnesota State High School League announced news of their own. Following in line with Gov. Walz, the MSHSL announced that spring sports would officially be canceled effective immediately.
“In response to Executive Order 20-41 issued today by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, the Minnesota State High School League, under the direction of the League’s Board of Directors, has declared, effective immediately, all activities and athletics that occur during the spring season have been canceled for the 2019-2020 school year,” the MSHSL issued in a statement. “The decision of the League is aligned with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Minnesota Department of Health and is in support of practices that focus on community health and safety.”
The cancellation applies to all forms of student participation in any League activity, athletics, and fine arts. The section and state tournaments for each of the League’s spring activities are also canceled. This cancellation applies to Adapted Bowling, Adapted Softball, Badminton, Baseball, Clay Target, Golf, Lacrosse, Music, Robotics, Softball, Speech, Synchronized Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Visual Arts. League activities and athletics for the spring season have been suspended since March 15.
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