Ohio governor asks for no spectators at indoor games

Published: Mar. 10, 2020 at 3:19 PM EDT
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The coronavirus is continuing to make impacts across the country.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine released a statement on Twitter regarding how the state will handle indoor athletic games.

Governor DeWine tweeted:

"ATHLETICS: For indoor events, we are asking for no events with spectators other than the athletes, parents, and others essential to the game. Right now, outdoor events can continue. #COVID19."

Several events are taking place in the state of Ohio including the MAC Tournament in Cleveland, the First Four in Dayton and the 1st and 2nd-round games in the NCAA Tournament, which is also happening in Cleveland.

On Monday, the Ohio Department of Health confirmed three cases of coronavirus leading Gov. DeWine to announce a state of emergency.

As of Monday, a total of 255 people have been under public health supervision in Ohio. Coronavirus tests are still pending for five individuals. Eleven others have tested negative.

The MAC has released a statement on its website regarding its "Restricted Attendance Policy."

In the statement, MAC said, "only credentialed institutional personnel, student-athlete family members, credentialed media, television and radio crews, and official team party members will be permitted for attendance for the tournaments."

You can read the full statement

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