Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced in a press conference on Thursday that distance learning will be extended to the end of the school year.
Following up with Walz's announcement, the Minnesota State High School League announced it would also cancel spring athletics.
In its release, the MSHSL reported:
- Minnesota State High School League spring athletics and fine arts have been cancelled for the remainder of their seasons. This includes all participation in MSHSL events including, but not limited to, practices, tryouts, scrimmages, contests and competitions as well as postseason tournaments.
- With this cancellation, all athletics are out of season. The provisions of Bylaw 208-Non- School Competition and Training are in effect.
"You may not know it by looking at me, but I am a distance runner," Walz said during his announcement. "And I still do that. And what I know is, is that the half marathon or marathon is not indicated by that first mile you get out. Oh, you got out fast, you got a good time. It's going to be a long haul. And I think for all of us to understand, in that long haul were going to have to strike that balance. To keep people healthy, safe, and happy as best we can"
We at Milesplit wish everyone all the best during these unprecedented times. Please take precautions to stay safe and healthy during these tough times. The stay at home order for the state is still in effect until May 4.