Don’t expect any sports from your local high schools in the coming days.
Shortly after postponing the Class 2A-6A state basketball tournaments, which were set to begin Thursday afternoon, the OSSAA announced the cancelation of all its sanctioned events for the remainder of the week.
This includes any sporting events involving eight Rogers County schools — Claremore, Verdigris, Sequoyah, Chelsea, Oologah, Inola, Foyil and Catoosa.
However, local school districts have the discretion to determine whether or not any regular season contests (baseball, soccer, etc.) should be played or postponed.
Rescheduling of any postponed events is unknown at this time because of the upcoming spring break and some schools switching to online classes.
This announcement stems from the recent outbreak of COVID-19, or the coronavirus.
On Wednesday, the NBA game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Utah Jazz was abruptly postponed after Utah’s Rudy Gobert tested positive for coronavirus.
Another Jazz player, Donovan Mitchell, later tested positive as well. Earlier in the day, he visited athletes of Del City High School.
Both Del City teams, boys and girls, were set to compete in the Class 5A state tournament.
Coronavirus symptoms include cough, fever and shortness of breath. There is currently no vaccine.