UPDATE: NCAA Cancels All Remaining Winter and Spring Championships
In a statement just released, the NCAA Board of Governors has announced it has canceled all of the remaining winter and spring championships. This includes the March Madness Basketball Tournaments for both Men and Women. Of particular note to Oregon State, it will also include baseball, softball and gymnastics. Attendance at all sporting events had already been limited to essential personnel only, but it now appears these games and events will not take place at all.
The Pac-12 basketball tournament has been cancelled along with all other Pac-12 sports for the time being.
Pac-12 statement on men's basketball tournament, Pac-12 sport competitions & Pac-12 championship events: pic.twitter.com/HjJvki3LOT— Pac-12 Conference (@pac12) March 12, 2020
This decision has come on the heels of the NBA being suspended, flights from Europe to the USA being cancelled, a ban on gatherings of over 250 people in the state of Oregon and much more safety precautions to slow the spread of the virus.
I wanted to get this post up as a space where everyone can discuss or share how this is impacting Corvallis, Oregon and everyone.
The plan will be to provide links and share information as it pertains to Oregon State and the State of Oregon and our communities on this page. Feel free to use the comments section to share updates, talk, vent, or as a way to stay sane. We’ll be around, too.
Go Beavs everyone and be safe.
- The NCAA currently plans for the Tournament to proceed as scheduled, with no fan attendance allowed. (I would expect that this gets cancelled or postponed)
- Pac-12 Tournament and all sporting events cancelled.
- Oregon State has announced extensive plans to alter its schedule, offer more remote desktop courses and exams.
- Oregon State has shared an updates page regarding how it is handling the pandemic.
- A live University-wide information on COVID-19 is available online at 11:50 AM today.
- Governor Kate Brown has cancelled all gatherings in Oregon that are over 250 people.
- So far, no local schools or businesses (that I know of) have announced closures due to COVID-19. Many businesses are offering remote working conditions, if possible.