(EAST LANSING) – The Michigan High School Athletic Association will not be following the Governor's suggestion to take a two week pause on activities.
On April 9, Governor Gretchen Whitmer asked, but did not mandate, that youth sports take a two week pause from all activities. Later that same day, MHSAA Executive Director Mark Uyl said he did not see a need to stop the Spring sports schedule.
In an interview with Bally Sports Detroit, Uyl says if a decision needs to be made about stopping Spring sports, it should be done by each conference.
Uyl says that Spring sports student-athletes are required to test once a week, and that the COVID-19 positivity rate is under 3 percent.
The Spring sports season, which includes baseball, softball, track and field, golf, tennis, lacrosse and girls soccer, involves the least amount of contact compared to fall and winter sports. And the Spring sports are played outdoors.
Whitmer also asked Michigan residents to avoid indoor restaurant dining and high schools to offer remote learning for the next two weeks.