WIAA: 2A/1A hoops tourney spectator tests positive for COVID-19

The fan was only in attendance on Saturday, March 7, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. according to a press release.

A spectator at the recent Hardwood Classic in Yakima has tested positive for COVID-19, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association said Tuesday.

The Hardwood Classic, which determined the boys and girls state basketball championships in the 2A and 1A classifications, ran from March 4-7 at the Yakima Valley SunDome. The Yakima Health District (YHD) informed WIAA staff Tuesday that the individual was in attendance only on Saturday, March 7, from approximately 11 a.m. to 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 said in a press release. “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.”

Four local teams competed in the 2A-1A Hardwood Classic. The Lakewood and Mountlake Terrace boys each played only one game. They were eliminated from the 2A tournament on Wednesday, March 4.

The King’s girls played on the first three three days of the 1A tournament. They were eliminated in a 61-58 loss to Annie Wright on Friday, March 6.

The King’s boys, who captured the Class 1A state championship, played all four days.

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