The high school sports season in Alabama has been called off for the rest of the spring.

Dr. Eric Mackey, the superintendent of education in Alabama, announced in a press conference late Thursday afternoon that high school athletic activities will not resume this spring due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Mackey appeared with Gov. Kay Ivey at the press conference, where it was announced public schools statewide will not hold classes in person again this school year.

Ivey announced two weeks ago a 2 1/2-week shutdown of schools starting March 18, which led the AHSAA to announce all games, practices and team workouts were banned until at least April 6.

But Thursday's announcement removed any hope that games might be resumed this spring.

Ron Ingram, a representative of the AHSAA, said the AHSAA would release a statement Friday morning.

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