MILWAUKEE —Milwaukee Public Schools has suspended the start of regular season fall sports indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Administrators said Monday the decision was made for the safety of athletes, staff and fans.

MPS athletics director Bobbie Kelsey said district officials understand “the disappointment and frustration” with the delay in the start of sports, but said the district “must always make responsible decisions when it comes to the health of our athletes and fans.”

Milwaukee Public Schools said the district will continue to consider how low- to high-contact sports affect athletes, but said it will not facilitate sports until it can be done safely.

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