Spring activities suspension extended through May 4

Thu 3-26-2020

BROOKLYN CENTER - Spring activities conducted by the Minnesota State High School League remain suspended until the Governor of Minnesota lifts his school closure declaration, which currently runs until Monday, May 4.

The MSHSL continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and the most current information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Minnesota Department of Health and the Office of the Governor.

The MSHSL supports the efforts of all students, staff and communities in limiting the spread of COVID-19. The goal of the MSHSL is to be responsive to member schools and keep future participation options open for the spring activity season.

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

"We recognize the responsibility that everyone and every organization has in mitigating the spread of COVID-19," said MSHSL executive director Erich Martens.

"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."

Additional information will be provided as it becomes available and as decisions are made.