MHSAA Suspends All Activities Through April 5

The Michigan High School Athletic Association announced Friday afternoon that it is directing all member schools to suspend sports activities for all seasons, beginning Monday, March 16 through at least Sunday, April 5.

The move falls in line with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s order to close all schools for at least three weeks to deter the spread of COVID-19.

All activities including practices, scrimmages and competition/games strength, as well as strength and conditioning training.

“By suspending all sports activities for the next three weeks, we are taking an additional step to maintain safety and minimize risk first, and also keep a level playing field for our schools and teams during this time of uncertainty,” MHSAA executive director Mark Uyl said in release. “A number of schools across the state already were making this decision, and setting this as the standard across our membership is appropriate especially given the quick pace with which this situation is continuing to evolve. Given the rapid, fast-moving and unprecedented events of this week, the MHSAA will use the time during this all-sport suspension of activities to evaluate all options and next steps which will be shared with schools in a timely manner.”