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Spectator at 1A hoops tourney has coronavirus


Last updated 3/19/2020 at 10:47am

A spectator in attendance at the 1A/2A Hardwood Classic on Saturday, March 7, in Yakima, has tested positive for coronavirus, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) staff has learned.

The Yakima Health District (YHD) informed WIAA staff on Tuesday, March 17 that the individual was in attendance on Saturday only from approximately 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

The King’s boys basketball team played in the 1A state championship game on Saturday night. The King’s girls basketball team played its last game of the tournament on Friday, March 6.

In an abundance of caution, the YHD has recommended the WIAA notify those people that may have been in close contact with the individual to self-monitor for symptoms of the coronavirus over the course of the next five days, through Saturday, March 21.

The WIAA has notified schools and tournament-related personnel. It is not required nor recommended that attendees notify their local health organization at this time. However, if you begin to show signs of coronavirus symptoms, contact your health care provider.


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