RENTON, Wash. - WIAA staff were notified on Tuesday, March 17 that a spectator in attendance at the 1A, 2A Hardwood Classic in Yakima on Saturday, March 7, has tested positive for COVID-19. The WIAA has been in contact with the Yakima Health District (YHD) which has informed WIAA staff that the individual was in attendance on Saturday only from approximately 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
In an abundance of caution, the YHD has recommended the WIAA notify those people that may have been in close contact with the individual to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 over the course of the next five days, through Saturday, March 21. The WIAA has notified schools and tournament-related personnel and would like to make fans aware of the situation as well. It is not required nor recommended that attendees notify their local health organization at this time. However, if you begin to show signs of COVID-19 symptoms, contact your health care provider.
The WIAA has been working closely with the State Department of Health both prior to and during the State Basketball Championships and will continue to seek guidance from health experts regarding upcoming spring events.