No changes to state basketball tournaments amid coronavirus outbreak, WIAA says

SPOKANE, Wash. — The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association said all state basketball championships will continue as originally planned amid the spread of coronavirus.

In a statement released Monday, the WIAA said it is communicating with the Washington State Department of Health and will continue to receive guidance regarding upcoming events.

“The safety of participants and fans is the primary focus of our organization and we encourage those planning to attend to follow the prevention guidelines distributed by the Center for Disease Control,” the WIAA said.

Tournaments are scheduled in Tacoma, Yakima and Spokane. Staff at all three arenas are working to disinfect high-touch areas with EPA approved disinfectant. There will be increased hand sanitizer stations at each site, as well.

According to the WIAA, the department of health has also encouraged attendees of large events to spread out when possible as an extra preventative measure.

The best way to protect yourself from the coronavirus is to continually wash your hands, avoid touching your face and disinfect objects and surfaces regularly.

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