In response to the coronavirus pandemic, all K-12 schools in Minnesota will close Wednesday, March 18, through at least March 27, Gov. Tim Walz said Sunday.

As a response, the Minnesota State High School League updated its policy on spring sports participation to include no practice for MSHSL affiliated teams during the period that school is closed. The league announced on March 13 that no scrimmages, competitions and contests with other MSHSL programs could take place until April 6. The original ruling on Friday was that teams could practice, but the cancellation of schools across the state that was announced on Sunday morning immediately led to the MSHSL updating its participation policy.

Effective from Wednesday, March 18, 2020 through Friday, March 27, 2020:

  • There will be no MSHSL activities and athletics at any member school. This includes all participation including, but not limited to training, practices, scrimmages, and contests.

  • The previous MSHSL directive prohibiting scrimmages, contests and competitions with other MSHSL programs for spring activities and athletics will continue until April 6, 2020.

As COVID-19 is rapidly evolving, the MSHSL will continue to monitor the most current information and directives from the Minnesota Department of Health, the Governor of Minnesota, and the Centers for Disease Control. The MSHSL will continue to work within the intent and support of the Emergency Executive Order and Department of Health recommendations in its actions and decisions.

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