Virginia High School League cancels Fri/Sat basketball tournament games

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UPDATE: The Virginia High School League has canceled state basketball tournament games Friday and Saturday, in the wake of growing concerns about the spreading coronavirus.

VHSL Executive Director Dr. John "Billy" Haun stated:
“After continuing to assess the impact of COVID-19 and the recent cancellations throughout the sports world, we felt it was in the public interest to cancel our championship finals for Friday and Saturday. While we understand how disappointing this is for all fans of our teams, we feel this decision is in the best interest of public health, including that of, most importantly, our student-athletes, coaches, administrators, families and fans.”

Teams in Class 3, 4, 5 and 6 will be declared co-champions.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Virginia High School League won't be allowing the public to state basketball tournament games Friday and Saturday.

“The VHSL continues to assess the impact of COVID-19 and has had continued discussions with public health officials and key stakeholders," VHSL Executive Director Dr. John W. “Billy” Haun said. "Based on that advice we have made the decision to conduct Friday and Saturday games to only allow immediate family attendance, with only essential tournament staff and credentialed media present."

Haun continues, “While we understand how disappointing this is for all fans of our teams, our decision is based on discussion we have had on how COVID-19 is progressing in the Commonwealth. We feel this decision is in the best interest of public health, including that of, most importantly, our student-athletes, coaches, administrators, families, and fans.”

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