All spring sports and activities will be suspended until early April to address concerns surrounding the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, CHSAA commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green announced on Thursday.
The 2020 spring sports season — including all practices and competition — the state speech tournament, and student leadership's Advisor U are suspended through April 6. All music festivals are canceled through April 6. Additionally, an outreach with the Colorado Athletic Directors Association will be conducted remotely at a date to be announced.
The decision is effective Friday, March 13. The decision to continue competition on Thursday is up to local schools and school districts.
The situation will be monitored and evaluated with key decision-makers from around the state to determine when, or if, to resume the spring season.
On Wednesday morning, Blanford-Green convened a digital conference with more than 50 administrators, representing diverse levels of leadership from all parts of the state to collaboratively create a plan. That group arrived at a consensus to support the decision made by the CHSAA office.
"I want to thank the Board of Directors, membership and CHSAA staff for their support and guidance," Blanford-Green said. "The collaborative decision-making has been in the best interest of our students and school communities, and it hasn't gone unnoticed."
Further information about the spring sports season will be communicated via CHSAANow, when available.