It is official that the high school sports fall and winter seasons have been canceled as a result of COVID-19. The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) released an official statement today.
“The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) in consultation with the Maryland State Superintendent of Schools, the Maryland Department of Health (MDH), and the Public School Superintendent Association of Maryland PSSAM) has decided to postpone the 2020 high school fall and winter competition season during the first semester,” said a statement on the MPSSAA website.
“This decision comes in light of the recent announcements of local school systems to begin education virtually and provides each school system with options for the gradual increase of student engagement for the physical and social-emotional health of students.”
There was hope and a plan for Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) to have a fall sports season but that plan came to an end when BCPS said they were canceling their fall sports season after their school system went back to remote learning.