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Topic:  Coronavirus and the conference tourneys?
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Pataskala
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  Message Not Read  Coronavirus and the conference tourneys?
   Posted: 3/3/2020 6:19:58 PM 
They just announced cutbacks on the Arnold Festival in Columbus because of Covid-19. No trade show at all and no spectators until the finals on Saturday. We might see similar actions regarding the upcoming college basketball tourneys.


We will get by.
We will get by.
We will get by.
We will survive.

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BillyTheCat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Coronavirus and the conference tourneys?
   Posted: 3/3/2020 10:50:50 PM 
Pataskala wrote:
They just announced cutbacks on the Arnold Festival in Columbus because of Covid-19. No trade show at all and no spectators until the finals on Saturday. We might see similar actions regarding the upcoming college basketball tourneys.


Behind the scenes memos been circulating in many areas of athletics around the nation.
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Andrew Ruck
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  Message Not Read  RE: Coronavirus and the conference tourneys?
   Posted: 3/4/2020 7:48:03 AM 
The Arnold is over 20,000 athletes and 250,000 people total with a lot of moving pieces. I still think it is dumb that they cancelled it, but think a conference tourney isn't as imposing for infectious disease concerns.


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  Message Not Read  RE: Coronavirus and the conference tourneys?
   Posted: 3/4/2020 8:36:31 AM 
I work with five corporate clients pretty steadily. I'm doing coronavirus communications for four of them. The two largest ones have suspended all non-critical travel for all employees. Until this is sorted out, many organizations are opting for a cautious approach. Depending on how it progresses, it's easy to see some dramatic changes in the near future, especially for large gatherings of people like sporting events.
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Buckeye to Bobcat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Coronavirus and the conference tourneys?
   Posted: 3/4/2020 6:48:20 PM 
Personally for my business, we're worried about what they will say about the NCAA's here in a couple weeks. Does not bode well for us and we're debating whether to be involved as heavily or not due to issues, especially the Spokane site.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Coronavirus and the conference tourneys?
   Posted: 3/5/2020 8:11:43 AM 
First hits to major U.S. sports: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaab/wac/2020/03/0... /
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Andrew Ruck
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  Message Not Read  RE: Coronavirus and the conference tourneys?
   Posted: 3/9/2020 6:51:45 PM 
First cases in Ohio, all 3 in the Cleveland area...and a "state of emergency" declared. Given the safety first world we live in, I think it is a very real possibility the pull the plug and have them play in empty arenas.


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Eagle66
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  Message Not Read  RE: Coronavirus and the conference tourneys?
   Posted: 3/9/2020 7:09:58 PM 
https://www.cleveland.com/coronavirus/2020/03/ohio-is-und...

Quote:
“Let me be quite candid,” DeWine said. “I would not read too much into a state of emergency.”

DeWine is using a section of state law to declare the emergency. Among the provisions:

The state will be allowed to purchase medical equipment, for instance, and not have to go through the regular bidding process, which can take weeks or months because it allows many people to submit estimates and the state to vet them all. “It’s a legal necessity we have to go through if we’re going to be able to get these products quickly,” he said.
The Ohio Department of Health will create diagnostic and treatment guidelines and provide them to health care facilities across the state.
The order also allows the Ohio Department of Health to offer guidelines for restricting work and business travel if necessary.
State agencies can suspend rules or temporarily adopt new rules to help address the public health threat.
The public is urged to heed the advice of the health department and other emergency officials to protect their health and safety.
People who feel they’ve been subject to excessive costs for essential goods for coronavirus can call the Ohio Attorney General’s office at (800) 282-0515.
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Eagle66
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  Message Not Read  RE: Coronavirus and the conference tourneys?
   Posted: 3/9/2020 9:39:38 PM 
Statement from the MAC saying everything is proceeding as planned for now.

https://getsomemaction.com/news/2020/3/9/general-mac-mens...
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  Message Not Read  RE: Coronavirus and the conference tourneys?
   Posted: 3/10/2020 11:29:33 AM 
The Ivy League cancels its tournament.
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allen
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  Message Not Read  RE: Coronavirus and the conference tourneys?
   Posted: 3/10/2020 11:46:19 AM 
Mike Coleman wrote:
The Ivy League cancels its tournament.


Wow, that is crazy


Nobody despises to lose more than I do. That's got me into trouble over the years, but it also made a man of mediocre ability into a pretty good coach. Woody Hayes

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rpbobcat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Coronavirus and the conference tourneys?
   Posted: 3/10/2020 11:54:02 AM 
Mike Coleman wrote:
The Ivy League cancels its tournament.


That's really unfair to the teams.

If you're that concerned about Coronavirus,play in an empty arena.

But,to deny these kids the opportunity for a chance to play in the NCAA
tournament seems to be an overreaction.


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shabamon
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  Message Not Read  RE: Coronavirus and the conference tourneys?
   Posted: 3/10/2020 11:56:45 AM 
Coronavirus should be taken seriously, but decisions like this are why we are in a panic.
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Andrew Ruck
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  Message Not Read  RE: Coronavirus and the conference tourneys?
   Posted: 3/10/2020 12:04:13 PM 
Ridiculous. In the same breath, they say they are cancelling for the safety of all involved...and then announce which teams will be sent to the big tournament. You know, the one with a lot more people, travel, and risk involved than this. If it is safety first, shouldn't they also refuse to send a team to the dance?


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Alan Swank
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  Message Not Read  RE: Coronavirus and the conference tourneys?
   Posted: 3/10/2020 12:07:52 PM 
Mike Coleman wrote:
The Ivy League cancels its tournament.


Makes sense when you consider it was to be played at Harvard and "The league tweeted this statement:

“The Ivy League has decided to cancel the League’s upcoming Basketball Tournaments and implement highly-restrictive, in-venue spectator limitations for all other upcoming campus athletics events.”

The announcement comes on the same day Harvard announced that all of its classes for the remainder of the spring semester have been moved online."
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rpbobcat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Coronavirus and the conference tourneys?
   Posted: 3/10/2020 12:13:59 PM 
According to an epidemiologist who was on the radio this morning,,he expects,worst case, the number of corona cases to double every 6 days, till the end of March,then drop off dramatically.

That includes clusters in areas like Westchester,NY.

In the US that comes out to:

March 10 687 cases (positive test result,symptoms or not)

March 16 1374 cases

March 20 2748 cases

March 26 5496 cases

Of the 687, 679 are classified as "mild condition".

That's not a lot of people.
If you figure a population of 300 million that's 0.000018 % of the population.
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rpbobcat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Coronavirus and the conference tourneys?
   Posted: 3/10/2020 12:18:54 PM 
Alan Swank wrote:

The announcement comes on the same day Harvard announced that all of its classes for the remainder of the spring semester have been moved online."


So what do they do about graduation ?

Have you sit in your living room in a cap and gown,watching the live stream?

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allen
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  Message Not Read  RE: Coronavirus and the conference tourneys?
   Posted: 3/10/2020 12:33:37 PM 
rpbobcat wrote:
According to an epidemiologist who was on the radio this morning,,he expects,worst case, the number of corona cases to double every 6 days, till the end of March,then drop off dramatically.

That includes clusters in areas like Westchester,NY.

In the US that comes out to:

March 10 687 cases (positive test result,symptoms or not)

March 16 1374 cases

March 20 2748 cases

March 26 5496 cases

Of the 687, 679 are classified as "mild condition".

That's not a lot of people.
If you figure a population of 300 million that's 0.000018 % of the population.


Once we ramp up testing, we can see the numbers plateau like they did in China and South Korea. The administration was trying to control the numbers by having the cdc create guidelines to keep people from testing, it seems they have done a 180 and today they met with health insurers that are now encouraging people to get tested. Once we know who is positive, we can then conduct quarantines where needed and then the numbers will begin to plateau. China had 40 new cases yesterday, they are basically out of the woods.


Nobody despises to lose more than I do. That's got me into trouble over the years, but it also made a man of mediocre ability into a pretty good coach. Woody Hayes

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BillyTheCat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Coronavirus and the conference tourneys?
   Posted: 3/10/2020 12:36:44 PM 
Governor is meeting Wednesday with OSU and OHSAA. On all OHSAA winter championships, girls, boys basketball and wrestling. Look for strong arm approach to flat out cancel.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Coronavirus and the conference tourneys?
   Posted: 3/10/2020 2:07:29 PM 
The state of Georgia has announced Hard Labor as part of its quarantine plan for Corona Virus

https://wgxa.tv/news/local/georgia-coronavirus-patients-t...

Yep, quarantine at Hard Labor Creek State Park...what did you think i meant? ;)
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  Message Not Read  RE: Coronavirus and the conference tourneys?
   Posted: 3/10/2020 2:11:47 PM 
Weird...fear mongering and panic because of a small threat disease during an election year. Where have I heard this before?

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  Message Not Read  RE: Coronavirus and the conference tourneys?
   Posted: 3/10/2020 2:16:22 PM 
GoCats105 wrote:
Weird...fear mongering and panic because of a small threat disease during an election year. Where have I heard this before?



It’s a false flag, let’s ignore it. The cdc just sent out new test and they are beautiful just like the transcript. Who cares if it spreads? I am going to wear gas mask on the senate floor and be a true lackey, oops I got quarantined.


Nobody despises to lose more than I do. That's got me into trouble over the years, but it also made a man of mediocre ability into a pretty good coach. Woody Hayes

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  Message Not Read  RE: Coronavirus and the conference tourneys?
   Posted: 3/10/2020 2:23:46 PM 
allen wrote:
GoCats105 wrote:
Weird...fear mongering and panic because of a small threat disease during an election year. Where have I heard this before?



It’s a false flag, let’s ignore it. The cdc just sent out new test and they are beautiful just like the transcript. Who cares if it spreads? I am going to wear gas mask on the senate floor and be a true lackey, oops I got quarantined.


I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not. I just think it's funny that it's taking a widespread infectious virus to remind people to wash their freaking hands and not lick handrails on a stairwell.
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Jeff McKinney
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  Message Not Read  RE: Coronavirus and the conference tourneys?
   Posted: 3/10/2020 2:35:46 PM 
I agree the overreacting and cancellations are bullshit. Btw I read that the MAC'S main strategy in Cleveland is to install extra hand sanitizer stations in Rocket Mortgage at "strategic locations". I think Jerry Ippoloti suggested that.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Coronavirus and the conference tourneys?
   Posted: 3/10/2020 2:39:12 PM 
Not sure if this is a recommendation or a mandate. Don't like the ambiguous "asking for" phrasing.

Governor Mike DeWine
@GovMikeDeWine
ATHLETICS: For indoor events, we are asking for no events with spectators other than the athletes, parents, and others essential to the game.

Right now, outdoor events can continue. #COVID19

https://twitter.com/GovMikeDeWine/status/1237447236419633...
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