Minnesota State High School League Press Release:
The Minnesota State High School League 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.
Effective immediately and continuing until the Governor of Minnesota has lifted his school closure declaration (currently until May 4):
• 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
MSHSL executive director Erich Martens said, “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.”
Additional information will be provided as it becomes available and as decisions are made.
For clarification on Participation Limitations during this time, refer to the Directive from March 17, 2020.
Previous COVID-19 Related Updates can be found at the top of the MSHSL website: legacy.mshsl.org