Western Connecticut State University announced on their Facebook page Wednesday that due to COVID-19 concerns, spectators will no longer be allowed at the University sporting events.

We all know about the record number of COVID-19 cases that have hit the area, so in a pre-emptive strike, Western Connecticut State University's Athletic Department announced on Wednesday that starting immediately, they will have a ban on spectators from attending any of the schools home sporting events.

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According to the University's Facebook post, the ban goes into effect starting today (Wednesday Jan. 5) and will continue until further notice. The first games to be affected will be the men's and women's basketball double header against UMass Dartmouth slatted for today (Wednesday).

The ban covers all of the current sports playing now, men's and women's basketball, swimming and diving teams.

As we speak, the University is developing a spring semester plan that should be announced sometime this week. Students are still on holiday break from the school until January 19. Right now the University is operating on a temporary virtual schedule for school administration workers, so employees who can are permitted to work from home.

Meanwile according to CT Post, many of the High Schools in the FCIAC have also changed their spectator policies by limiting attendance to two guests per athlete for all games held indoors, and the plan developed by the state to have athletes be able to play without wearing their masks has been canceled by Governor Ned Lamont so athletes will have to dig out their masks again if they want to participate in any game.

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