Local Teams NJSIAA Playoff Games Could Be Affected By Coronavirus
A couple of local teams are still alive in the NJSIAA basketball tournament, the Ocean City girls, along with Wildwood Catholic, St. Augustine and Atlantic City are all still playing games.
Where they play them will be affected by the Corona Virus.
UPDATED NJSIAA STATEMENT - Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) (3/11/2020)
As of Wednesday, March 11, there ARE updates to the schedule for the NJSIAA boys and girls basketball tournament games scheduled for this week.
- The Non-Public Sectional Finals and Public State Semi-Finals, set to take place on Wednesday and Thursday at various pre-determined locations, will be played as scheduled.
- Due to changes in operating status at Rutgers University, all Boys Group Finals originally scheduled for Rutgers University will be moved to Phillipsburg High School. The Non-Public Group Finals will be played on Saturday, March 14th, at 2:00pm and 4:00pm. The Public Group Finals will be played on Sunday, March 15th. The first session will have games at 12:00pm and 2:00pm, and the second session will have games at 5:00pm and 7:00pm. Ticket prices will be $5 for adults and $3 for students/seniors, per session.
- All Girls Group Finals will be played at RWJ Barnabas Arena, Toms River, as originally scheduled.
For a live video stream of all events, visit https://highschoolsports.nj.com/watch/.
NJSIAA thanks Rutgers University for their continued hospitality and we look forward to future events on campus. All single game ticket purchases, as well as third party ticketed events, will be refunded by the Rutgers Athletics Ticket Office. The Ticket Office will be contacting all accounts that purchased tickets once refunds are processed.
NJSIAA continues to rely on directives from state, county, and local public health officials as well as the New Jersey Department of Education. 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.
Please continue to monitor NJSIAA’s website and social media platforms for potential updates.