MIAA: High School Playoff Games To Continue Amid Coronavirus Concerns

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) said they would not be cancelling the high school playoff games amid concerns over the coronavirus.

The Basketball and Hockey Championship games, scheduled until March 15, will continue throughout the week.

“In accordance with the recommendations from Governor Baker to mitigate COVID-19, we encourage participants, spectators, workers and community members to practice good hygiene,” MIAA said in a statement. “We support the recommendation for the elderly and those with underlining health issues to stay away from large crowds.”

Tara Bennett, director of communications with MIAA, said the organization is asking for “the common sense of proper hygiene” for anyone planning on attending the games.

“If you’re not feeling well, if you’re sick, please stay away and wash your hands,” Bennett said.

On whether events in Boston should be cancelled because of concerns of the coronavirus, Mayor Marty Walsh said that a lot "of these organizations are making the calls on their own, and a lot of companies are making the calls on their own."

Walsh said that if some "look for guidance" from him, he recommendations putting people's safety first.

WBZ NewsRadio's Chris Fama (@CFamaWBZ) reports

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