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With coronavirus cases continuing to rise around the country, it seems inevitable that other states will follow suit and issue similar announcements in the coming days and weeks.
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Virginia have made cancellations official already.
Schools in several other states – including California – will be closed through the remainder of the academic year, meaning spring sports are likely to be shuttered there as well.
In many other states, activities are suspended through at least mid-April with Massachusetts, Nebraska, South Dakota, Texas and Utah among those extending suspensions into May.
GEICO Nationals, a national postseason basketball tournament featuring eight boys and four girls teams, announced Wednesday that its 2020 event has been canceled.
One state provided at least a glimmer of hope Thursday as the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association revealed a contingency plan based on schools re-opening May 1.
Under the Nevada plan, competition would begin as early as May 7 or 8 and would conclude with region tournaments. There would be no state tournaments.
"These are contingency plans and not absolute by any means," NIAA Executive Director Bart Thompson wrote to member schools. "Adjustments can and likely will be made."
According to Worldometer.com
, a site that provides counters and real-time statistics, 240,511 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the United States with 5,810 deaths. Worldwide, there are over 1 million cases with 52,855 deaths.