NCAA monitoring potential coronavirus outbreak and its impact on college sports

College Sports

The NCAA is taking measures to monitor a possible outbreak of COVID-19 as it may impact universities and their college sports programs.

According to the NCAA in regards to coronavirus, the NCAA Sport Science Institute sent two memos recently to NCAA members directing schools to CDC resources on the issue.

“Otherwise, NCAA staff continues to prepare for March Madness but we are keenly aware of coronavirus and will continue to monitor in coordination with state/local health authorities and the CDC,” according to Chris Radford, a PR official with the NCAA.

The NCAA says member schools have the primary responsibility for ensuring that actionable plans are in place to guide local response to a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 among school personnel or a related exposure incident at an on-campus event.

Regarding championship play for the winter and spring seasons, the NCAA is taking concerted steps to maintain the first-rate delivery of NCAA championship experiences for participating student-athletes, team personnel and fans.

Championships staff members will implement their health and safety checklist in conjunction with host schools and conferences and their community partners and will monitor COVID-19 developments through the NCAA Sport Science Institute.

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