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Athletic officials test positive for coronavirus

Nutter Center gym | Photo by Soham Parikh | The Wright State Guardian

Nutter Center gym | Photo by Soham Parikh | The Wright State Guardian

 Two officials from the collegiate officiating consortium tested positive for coronavirus after officiating a men’s basketball game between WSU and UIC on March 9. 

Officials tested positive

The Horizon League released a statement on March 18 regarding these officials with a list of basketball teams that one or both had been in contact with.

“Horizon League staff members have directly communicated with League members, related game personnel, related volunteers and the Indiana Farmers Coliseum,” said The Horizon League. “We continue to adhere to the guidance issued by the CDC and federal and state governments in these unprecedented times and we encourage our fans to do the same.”

Players have not been tested

The Wright State Athletic Department is continuing to monitor the situation closely and follow federal, state and local guidelines. 

“As always, Wright State Athletics is committed to the welfare and safety of our student-athletes,” said WSU Assistant Athletic Director Nick Philips. “Their health and well-being, along with that of our coaches and staff, is paramount. Wright State is closely monitoring this rapidly evolving situation and continuing to follow direction from federal, state and local authorities to make decisions based on the most up-to-date information available.”

According to Philips, none of the players have been tested for the coronavirus. 

Players were not available for comment. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness spread between people in close contact with each other or through respiratory droplets from coughing or sneezing. To protect yourself and those around you, cover coughs and sneezes and avoid contact with the eyes, nose and mouth. Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.)

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