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The Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) has approved four fall activities beginning Aug. 17 with some limitations.

  • Girls tennis
  • Boys and girls cross country
  • Boys and girls soccer
  • Girls swimming and diving

The MSHSL has also moved football and volleyball to a modified spring season.
 
The MSHSL’s decisions to move forward with the fall seasons for for the activities listed were based on:

  • Governor Walz’s Executive Order 20-82 declaring that the return to learning would be a localized decision aligning with the current statistical situation and mitigation measures available in each district
  • The Minnesota Department of Education’s specific plan for returning to learning for the 2020-21 school year
  • The Minnesota Department of Health’s Guidance for youth sports along with the National Federation of High Schools return to sports document
  • The MSHSL Return to Participation Task Force multiple frameworks for returning to participation
  • Review of, and feedback from, lead physicians from the MSHSL Sports Medicine Advisory Committee 

The MSHSL balanced health risks and participation by establishing the following minimum requirements for activities. View the full MSHSL guidelines.