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The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association announced Thursday it is canceling its basketball tournament.
"The NJSIAA has cancelled the remainder of the boys and girls basketball championships. The games will not be rescheduled.
"We have been making our decisions one day at a time, taking into account the best available guidance from the state health department and the CDC.
"Now, given the rapidly changing circumstances and uncertainties facing our member schools, our student-athletes, our host facilities and many others, we no longer see a viable path to the competition of the Group Championships on Saturday and Sunday.
"We understand that our decision will disappoint many, but believe it to be in the best interest of our student-athletes and all those involved with the games."
Earlier the organization released the following concerning its spring sports:
"Beyond the conclusion of the basketball tournament, communication regarding spring sports will be made prior to the start of games (March 25 for boys and girls lacrosse and April 1 for all other spring sports). At this stage, given there is no official interscholastic play, decisions regarding all co- and extracurricular activities – including practices and scrimmages – rest with individual school administrators.
"All NJSIAA events will continue to follow guidelines established by the CDC as they relate to mass gatherings and large community events. We continue to ask everyone to follow the prevention guidelines distributed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Individuals with symptoms that include fever, cough, and shortness of breath should stay home, while travelers returning from affected international locations should follow CDC guidance related to travel."
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