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AAPS Delays Start Of Winter High School Sports Season Due To COVID-19

Nov 12, 2020

Ann Arbor Public Schools have delayed the start of the winter high school sports season due to an increase of positive COVID-19 cases in the county and the state.  

The winter sports season was scheduled to start last week, but the district has decided that training and conditioning for those sports will begin in December instead.  The actual competitive season for the district will not start until January 19th.  Paul DeAngelis is the executive director for high school education for the district.     

Paul DeAngelis: We are notifying all of the other schools that we would be competing against through the end of this calendar year that we will not be participating in those events.  We’re looking to rearrange some schedules and push some things back.

As of now, student-athletes at the district are not required to get tested for COVID-19 to play sports.  In late October, the district sent a letter to the Michigan High School Athletic Association asking them to delay the start of the winter sports season, but that request was denied.

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