Phase 3 of the State of Minnesota's rolling reopening of the economy also features a return to freedoms for some sports leagues.
In short, sports leagues that feature competition of fewer than 25 people at a time that are considered "low risk." can resume to competitive action.
It is still calling for indoor sports to feature maximum participants of 10 people, while it's up to 25 people outside.
The state has identified the following sports as low, medium, and high risk.
Low risk sports that can resume competition
Archery, shooting/clay target, individual running events, individual cycling events, individual swimming, diving, individual canoeing, individual kayaking, individual rowing, individual diving, equestrian jumping, dressage or eventing, golf, individual sailing, skateboarding, weightlifting, alpine skiing, nordic skiing, biathalon, single luge, freestyle skiing, individual speed skating, snowboarding, ski jumping, singles figure skating, , singles tennis, individual dance, pole vault, high jump, long jump, marathon, triathlon, cross country, track and field, disc golf, badminton.
They are described as "sports that can be done individually, or with social distancing, or no to minimal sharing of equipment or the ability to clean the equipment between use by competitors."
The state says that friends and family should not attend games or practices for this phase.
"If necessary for them to be at practices or games, ensure that proper social distancing is maintained between friends and family and that limits to social gathering numbers are adhered to," it says.
Medium risk sports not allowed to resume competition
Bobsled, doubles luge, multi-person rowing, multi-person kayaking, multi-person canoeing, water polo, gymnastics, sport climbing, trampoline, table tennis, doubles tennis, swimming relays, synchronized diving, artistic swimming, fencing, cycling in a group, running in a close group, modern pentathlon, group sailing, volleyball, soccer, basketball, baseball/softball, short track, speed skating, speed skating in a group, bowling, curling.
They are described as "sports that involve close, sustained contact, but with protective equipment in place that may reduce the likelihood of respiratory particle transmission between participants OR intermittent close contact OR group sports OR sports that use equipment that can’t be cleaned between participants."
Given their designation as medium risk, these are likely to be allowed to resume for games prior to high risk.
High risk sports not allowed to resume competition
Rugby, boxing, judo, karate, taekwondo, wrestling, pair figure skating, ice dancing, football, lacrosse, hockey, group dance, group cheer.
They are described as "sports that involve close, sustained contact between participants, lack of significant protective barriers, and high probability that respiratory particles will be transmitted between participants."
Guidance for youth and adult sports with medium, high risk
For youth sports
For adult sports