Milwaukee Public Schools suspends all fall sports

Posted at 5:21 PM, Aug 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-24 18:21:40-04

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Public Schools announced Monday evening that it will "indefinitely suspend the start of all regular season fall sports" due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In a press release, it said the district made the decision to protect student-athlete, staff, and spectator safety.

“We understand the disappointment and frustration with the delay in the start of athletics,” MPS Athletics Commissioner Bobbie Kelsey said. “But we must always make responsible decisions when it comes to the health of our athletes and fans.“

The statement went on to say that it will "not facilitate sports until it is determined the district can do so safely."

It did not make any specific mention regarding when fall sports could return or what would happen with spring athletics.

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