Cal Athletics continues operations as UC Berkeley stops in-person meetings

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Cases of COVID-19, the new coronavirus, have appeared in the United States and multiple institutions are shutting down public events and limiting interaction in order to stem the spread of the disease. On Monday, UC Berkeley suspended in-person meetings until March 29.

That announcement stipulated that Cal Performances and Cal Athletics were not placed under the same restrictions. Cal Athletics has since confirmed this in a statement Monday at 8:51 p.m.

“The campus administration said this guidance does not include events scheduled by Cal Performances or Intercollegiate Athletics, and all Cal Athletics events are planned to proceed as scheduled,” the press release stated. “The campus will make a decision on what will happen on March 30 and beyond at a later date, based on the latest coronavirus information at that time.”

In the statement, Cal Athletics recommended that patrons call the ticket office with any questions and continue to maintain good hygiene, strategies which include but are not limited to washing hands thoroughly and regularly, avoiding touching the face and staying home while sick.

This news comes after multiple universities decided to suspend in-person classes and shift to remote attendance. While Stanford University has not suspended sporting events, it has announced plans to limit public attendance. As of press time, Cal Athletics has not taken such measures, though campus has confirmed that there are no cases of COVID-19 on campus.

Jasper Kenzo Sundeen is the sports editor. Contact him at [email protected].