Athletic directors frustrated by state recommendation to delay fall sports season

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Maine athletic administrators exhibited considerable frustration on Tuesday after they learned the Maine Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Education has recommended the Maine Principals’ Association revisit its return-to-play policy and delay the starting date for fall sports.

A letter from Health Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew and Education Commissioner Pender Makin to the association’s interscholastic executive director, Mike Burnham, said several elements in the MPA plan approved by the organization last week did not line up with Maine’s policies for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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