Recent school closures and extension of stay-at-home hasn't changed spring season timeline; suspension remains until April 30

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CHSAA's timeline of spring sports has not changed since information communicated on April 1: The spring season remains suspended until April 30 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"The recent closing of some schools and districts, and Gov. Polis' extension of the stay-at-home order, hasn't changed the timeline we established on April 1," said CHSAA commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green.

From the information communicated on April 1:

The suspension of spring activities and sports has been extended to April 30 following state and local extensions on school closures and mandatory social-distancing related to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.

Any decisions regarding spring activities potentially resuming will depend on students' abilities to return to in-person instruction.

It is important to note that, as has been the case since the beginning, further updates and information from state agencies could have an impact on the season.

As an Association, CHSAA encourages everyone to stay home in order to stay safe.

"We encourage everyone to follow all guidance from the state in terms of social distancing, and staying at home," Blanford-Green said. "We have seen recent postings of students gathering for athletic purposes of group workouts. This is disheartening that adults would place our students in situations that may not be in the best interest of their safety and well-being, and those of their community. The more that we follow federal and state guidelines, the sooner we can get back to the activities that we all love."

Update, 8:15 a.m. Tuesday: Blanford-Green answered a couple of common questions on Monday night. Among them:

Could there be a summer season in place of a spring season?

Some school districts have already cancelled in-person learning, and some have cancelled their spring sports, for the rest of the school year. How will this work?