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'Stay at Home' Order Extends Postponement of MSHSL, WIAA Athletic Spring Seasons

'Stay at Home' Order Extends Postponement of MSHSL, WIAA Athletic Spring Seasons Photo: WDIO-TV/File

Created: March 25, 2020 07:23 PM

The 'Stay at Home' orders issued by the Minnesota and Wisconsin governors, have put more restrictions on spring prep sports in effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

On Tuesday, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers issued a 'Stay at Home' order that took effect Wednesday, March 25, 2020, and extends to Friday, April 24, 2020.

In response, the WIAA has suspended all school training, practices, scrimmages and contests.

Coaches may provide individual workouts virtually, but shall not encourage or organize their team assembling to practice or compete. Evers extended the school closures “for the duration of the public health emergency or until a subsequent order lifts this specific restriction.”

On Wednesday, the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) announced that all participation in spring activities will remain suspended. The league says the ruling will stay in place until Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has lifted his school closure declaration, which was extended until May 4th. The suspension includes training, practices, scrimmages and contests.

There is still not a decision regarding the cancellation of spring activities.

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