WVEL Sports/News/Health Scope Now: IHSA Update- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Protocol

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The IHSA continues to monitor the recommendations of our Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as it relates to coronavirus (COVID-19).

While there have been more but limited incidences of confirmation of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Illinois, all groups continue to recommend taking individual precautions that prevent any virus (see below). The school activities will continue, including the IHSA Boys Basketball State Series competitions.

*Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
*Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
*Stay home when you are sick.
*Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
*Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
*Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
*If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

If you are not feeling well or cannot make it out to a game, you can catch the action on television or cybercast on IHSA.TV. For television channel availability, review this page: https://www.ihsa.org/News-Media/IHSA-TV-Network#2775129-boys-basketball.

The IHSA will continue to monitor updates on the coronavirus (COVID-19) and encourage all hosts to take the necessary precautions to minimize the spread of any virus.

Please maintain connections with local health departments to aid local decision making.

CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

IL Dept of Health: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/coronavirus