Coronavirus & Sports: What You Need To Know

by | Mar 13, 2020

Coronavirus & Sports: What You Need To Know

Coronavirus concerns are spreading and some game-changing decisions are being made.

With coronavirus cases rising along with the number of deaths, our daily lives are being altered. In some cases, this means working from home, not traveling, or missing out on canceled events such as St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. And nothing is immune from cancellation.

Recently four major sports leagues; baseball, basketball, hockey and soccer announced changes of their own. Starting this week team clubhouses and locker rooms will be closed to the media and non-essential personnel. Instead, all interviews will take place in designated areas and there will be a six-foot distance between the athletes and the reporters asking questions.

As for March Madness, the NCAA says so far the tournament will go ahead as scheduled. But with no fans allowed. That means that fans will watch the match-ups across the country only on TV.

Some counties are enforcing bans on crowds which could mean more games without fans. Maybe they’ll have to cheer from home.

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