MHSAA hits pause on tournaments due to coronavirus

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The Michigan High School Athletic Association is calling off all winter tournaments scheduled for this weekend over concerns about coronavirus.

On Thursday afternoon, MHSAA said the events were being suspended “immediately and indefinitely.”

It called the move a “pause in the post-season,” indicating the tournaments would be rescheduled. No timetable has been determined for possible rescheduling for tournaments.

“Based on the events of the last 48 hours and with things changing by the minute, we believe we have no choice but to suspend our winter tournaments immediately,” MHSAA Executive Director Mark Uyl said in a statement. “This is a suspension until we have a better handle on the situation. The health and welfare of everyone involved is our number one priority.”

The organization had said earlier in the day that the events would go on, albeit with limited attendance.

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