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Athletics to Hold Practices, Games Without Fans in Attendance

NCAA Basketball Tournaments to Allow Only Staff, Family, Media

By Maryland Athletics Staff

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Maryland Athletics announced yesterday that fans would not attend games until at least April 10 to prevent spread of COVID-19, but practices and games would otherwise continue.

As the university continues to issue guidance regarding its response and preparedness for COVID-19, Maryland Athletics last night announced several measures to protect the health and well-being of student-athletes, coaches, staff and fans.

In-season practices and home and away games will continue to be held, with the following significant restrictions:

•    Effective immediately, permitting only student-athletes, coaches, essential personnel, officials, credentialed media and a limited number of family members of the competing teams to attend games, until at least April 10;
•    Increasing the frequency of cleaning commonly touched surfaces and on-site janitorial service during competitions;
•    Increasing sanitization of locker rooms, equipment and installing additional hand sanitizers at athletic venues;
•    Advising that any student-athlete who does not feel comfortable participating in team activities will be excused from doing so.

Additionally, Maryland Athletics canceled all international recruiting activities, out-of-season competitions and travel, and all out-of-season practices during the week of March 23.

Earlier in the afternoon, the NCAA announced that the Division I men’s and women’s basketball tournaments will be played with only essential staff and limited family attendance. Both the Maryland men’s and women’s teams are expected to compete.
The Maryland Ticket Office will be in contact with all ticket purchasers to share refund information as soon as it is available.

Athletics will continue to be in contact with campus, conference and health officials to help guide decision-making in this rapidly evolving environment. Additional updates will be posted to



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