All Minnesota High School Activities And Sports During The Spring Season Have Been Cancelled For The Remainder Of The 2020 School Year
According to a Press Release the Minnesota State High School League, has declared effective immediately, all activities and athletics that occur during the Spring Season have been canceled. This decision was following the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Minnesota Department of Health.
The Press Release stated : 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 cancelled. This goes along with the Star Tribune report: " The state’s public K-12 schools will stay closed for the rest of the academic year under an order from Gov. Tim Walz, an unprecedented step being taken in states across the nation to limit the spread of coronavirus."
Troy Stein, board member of the Minnesota State High School League and activities director at Edina High School said in the press release: “Many of our students and families spend the entire year preparing for their season. Sports and activities are about so much more than the competitions and performances. They provide students with a sense of accomplishment, purpose and belonging. They also provide the community an opportunity to gather and rally around their school. Without that, I think it is fair to say we all feel a sense of loss.”