SEC cancels remainder of spring athletic calendar, spring football games


(WKRN) – The SEC is canceling the remainder of the 2019-20 athletic year which includes all spring sports and spring football games.

This, in response to growing concerns and as the official statement read, “continuing developments related to the coronavirus.”

After originally postponing the season through the end of March, earlier this week the league pushed that date back to April 15 and today, deciding to cancel the remainder of spring athletics.

This also applies to SEC championship events.

The NCAA announced Thursday, March 12 that it would cancel all spring and winter sports championships, leaving the regular season up for individual conferences to decide.

Most patients with COVID-19 have a mild respiratory illness including fever, cough and shortness of breath. The Tennessee Department of Health strongly encourages Tennesseans to wash your hands often with soap and water and to not touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

The CDC recommends that organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 10 people or more throughout the United States.

High-risk individuals are defined as adults over 60 years old or people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions such as: Heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease.

The Tennessee Department of Health offers a COVID-19 Public Information Line at 877-857-2945, with information available daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Central Time.

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