Statement on the Coronavirus from Que Tucker, Commissioner of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association

Commissioner Statement
Each day more information is being shared by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention relative to Coronavirus (COVID-19), and how it is impacting our country. Be assured that the NCHSAA is monitoring the latest information. Currently, we are planning for the State Basketball Championships, while the spring sports season is underway. At this time, there are no plans to cancel or suspend any sports.

As we prepare for the state basketball championships this weekend, and as spring sports continue, we are asking participants, game officials, staff and fans to take individual responsibility to help prevent the spread of illnesses. As recommended by CDC, the following are steps that should be taken regardless of the illness:

Stay home when you are sick (check to see if your game is being televised or streamed)…..GreensboroSports Radio
Avoid close contact with those who are sick
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
Cover your cough with a tissue, then dispose of the tissue in the trash
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (i.e. the time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday “twice); especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, containing at least 60% alcohol
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, using a regular household cleaner or wipe
Please be assured that the NCHSAA is committed to the health and safety of each person who participates in our programs. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and provide necessary information as it becomes available to us.

Que Tucker, Commissioner