MSHSAA Issues New Statement Regarding Fall Sports

The Missouri State High School Activities Association has issued a new statement in regards to fall sports.

"The MSHSAA office is currently working with schools in areas where local health departments have required virtual learning options only and are recommending no sports or activities in the fall." 

This comes after several St. Louis County school districts announced they will be starting the fall semester online after the county government recommended all schools in the area do so. 

"The Board and staff will discuss a wide range of ideas, which may include the postponement of Fall activities, the ability of schools only offering distance learning to their students to participate in activities while not holding in person classes, as well as possible regional competition outside the traditional season once a school is offering in person learning."

This suggests that cross country could be postponed to the early spring like some other states have elected to do. It also leaves the possibility that we still have sports this fall, and MSHSAA would change their stance and allow school districts who are fully virtual to compete. 

MileSplit Missouri will update when any new announcements or decisions are made.

MSHSAA's Full Statement Link