Coronavirus Update March 11: Some athletics games closed to the public

Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update March 11: Some athletics games closed to the public

Current Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation - UCCS Athletics update (4 p.m. March 11, 2020)

In accordance to direction from the NCAA COVID-19 Advisory Panel, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs home games this week will be closed to the public. The Mountain Lions women's lacrosse team will play host to Ashland University tomorrow, March 12 at 3 p.m., and the Mountain Lions baseball team will play a four-game home series Saturday and Sunday against Dixie State University.
 
Only essential game day personnel and limited immediate family members of the participating student-athletes will be allowed into the game day facility. The select immediate family members must show I.D. at the time of entrance.  Entrance to the games will close immediately at 3 p.m. on Thursday, 12 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. on Sunday. UCCS students, faculty and staff will not be permitted into the games.
 
Statement from the NCAA COVID-19 Advisory Panel on NCAA events (March 11, 2020)

The NCAA COVID-19 Advisory Panel recognizes the fluidity of COVID-19 and its impact on hosting events in a public space. COVID-19 is spreading rapidly in the United States, and behavioral risk mitigation strategies are the best option for slowing the spread of this disease. This is especially important because mildly symptomatic individuals can transmit COVID-19. Given these considerations, coupled with a more unfavorable outcome of COVID-19 in older adults – especially those with underlying chronic medical conditions – we recommend against sporting events open to the public. We do believe sport events can take place with only essential personnel and limited family attendance, and this protects our players, employees, and fans.
 
UCCS will continue to monitor the events related to COVID-19 and attendance restrictions for future home games.