Let Them Play Sports in Minnesota

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Governor Tim Walz is considering cancelling high school and youth sports. Let Them Play Minnesota! and supporters of youth sports who sign this petition are urging Gov. Walz to reconsider and not take away sports—a healthy, hopeful activity for Minnesota kids in a difficult year.

High school and younger athletes have been one of the most responsible and safe groups during the pandemic.  They have adhered to protocols and followed health experts’ advice.  High schools, club sports, and community athletic associations have implemented appropriate protocols to prevent transmission among players and the data shows its WORKING!

Many associations/school districts show that less 1% of athletes have had a positive test and more than 99% got COVID from someone unrelated to sports (typically a family member).  This is supported by a large, SCIENTIFIC STUDY published by the University of Wisconsin.

This key study showed that non-athletes in high school were more likely to contract COVID than athletes playing high school sports. This makes sense given the safety protocols and controlled environments we have in sports.

Urge Governor Walz to reconsider and allow our kids stay active and healthy and maintain normalcy in their lives.


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