We’re working hard to get Minnesotans back on fields, courts, ice, and more — safely — during COVID-19. We have turned the dial to allow for more activity and more people as safely as possibly by updating our guidance for youth and adult sports.
May 11: began meeting with stakeholders; June 1: Practice allowed; June 10: games and competitions for low-risk sports allowed, increased group size from 10 to 25 outdoors; Continue: evaluating safety of opening up more sports.
Different sports carry different risks of COVID-19. These depend on how close people are, whether they share equipment, and other factors as guided by the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic organizations, NCAA, and other stakeholders.
Examples of high-risk sports are wrestling, football, and karate. Examples of medium risk sports are baseball, basketball, and soccer. Examples of low-risk sports include running events, biking, and golf.
Different risk levels mean different precautions. We are hopeful and optimistic that if the COVID-19 health measures continue in the current direction, we will be able to resume games and competitions for medium-risk sports by the end of June.
See guidance for youth and adult sports, including the full list of sports at Stay Safe Guidance for Organized Sports.