All Colorado high school spring sports and activities will be suspended through April 6 due to the coronavirus pandemic, CHSAA Commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green announced Thursday.
The suspension, which goes into effect Friday, will apply to all practices and competition for spring sports, as well as the state speech tournament. It is up to schools to decide whether or not to practice or compete Thursday, CHSAA assistant commissioner Bert Borgmann said.
The suspension does not apply to the state basketball tournaments being played Thursday through Saturday at venues in Denver, Loveland and Greeley. Those games have been closed off to the general public, however, with only essential staff, media and four guests per player allowed to attend.
“Unless something changes (state basketball is on as scheduled),” Borgmann said. “And again we’re in a fluid situation, but I don’t anticipate anything changing.”
Blanford-Green met with more than 50 administrators from all parts of the state during a digital conference Wednesday morning to put together a collaborative response to the pandemic. CHSAA and school administrators will re-evaluate the situation around April 6, Borgmann said, then make a decision about whether or not to move forward with spring sports and activities.