Now that Gov. Tim Walz has provided his guidance for Minnesota schools to restart this fall, the question becomes: What is to come for high school sports?
While some school districts — such as St. Paul — are likely to continue to stick entirely with distance learning practices, others will use hybrid models that have kids in classes at least a couple of days a week, and some districts will likely be in-person full time.
So if some kids are physically in school, and others aren’t, will everyone still be able to participate in sports this fall? Will anyone?
“I’m not going to make the decision on this. I’m going to leave the best science, the best data that’s out there, and then the High School League and athletic directors will determine that,” Walz said at his news conference Thursday. “It is our goal again to use that best data, what we’ve been doing over the summer, we have been seeing sports being played. And … we have not seen a high level of transmission…