EAST LANSING, Mich. – Sunday evening, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced an emergency order that would go into effect on Nov. 18. The Michigan Health Department issued a three week pause targeting any group activities or social gatherings. Following Whitmer’s press conference, the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) suspended all fall tournaments and winter sports practices/games for the next three weeks.
“We understand the need for action, and we will explore all options to complete our Fall tournaments when restrictions are lifted,” said MHSAA Executive Director Mark Uhl. “We will assess everything over the next three weeks relative to Fall and Winter sports and come up with a plan that keeps us connected to our goal, for months, of having three seasons that are played to their conclusions.”
The new order will begin on Nov. 18 and will last until Dec. 9.