With the state’s three-week “pause” coming to a close Dec. 9, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Monday that the order will continue until Dec. 20 during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
On Nov. 19, the pause halted all Michigan High School Athletic Association-sanctioned sports, including the remaining fall sports: high school football, volleyball, and girls swim and dive.
“We realize the crisis our medical caregivers and first responders are navigating and understand the need to continue the pause,” MHSAA executive director Mark Uyl said in a statement. “However, the MHSAA had provided a detailed plan to both Governor Whitmer and MDHHS that would have completed fall tournaments with no spectators as safely as possible during the month of December along with allowing winter sport practices to resume.
We will keep you updated over the next 13 days as we get more information about the upcoming and ongoing seasons.