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All practices, games and competitions held by Loyola Academy have been canceled for today, Tuesday, March 10, according to a press release from the school.
Unless specific permission has been given by Loyola Principal Heintz or Vice President of Athletics and Fitness Atwood, no teams or clubs are permitted to meet on or off school campus.
Loyola Academy closed on Monday, March 9, and remained closed Tuesday, March 10, following the report of a student and their family who was exposed to an individual that tested position for COVID-19, known as coronavirus. The school hired an outside environmental contractor to disinfect the entire school building while it's closed.
The Loyola student was in attendence at school on Friday, March 6; but the student and their family are now under a 14-day quarantine and are not manifesting symptoms.
Today's boys basketball game against Niles North is the only event still scheduled at 6 p.m. at Robert Morris University in Arlington Heights.
The Illinois High School Association released the following statement this morning:
"The IHSA continues to monitor the recommendations of our Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as it relates to coronavirus (COVID-19). While there have been more but limited incidences of confirmation of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Illinois, all groups continue to recommend taking individual precautions that prevent any virus (see below). Our school activities will continue, including the IHSA Boys Basketball State Series competitions."