Tammie Newman, Director of Communications/Public 803.896.0417

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, March3, 2020


South Carolina High School League staff continue to monitor all available information pertaining to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)as it pertains to South Carolina athletics, particularly large gatherings such as the upcoming State Basketball Championships this weekend. First and foremost, there has not been any case of Coronavirus/COVID-19 reported in South Carolina.“The administration and athletic staff at our member schools are well versed in the precautionary measures being taken across the state to prevent the spread of the COVID-19. We are circling back over each health and sanitary step in place at the arena to keep everyone from harm’s way. The health steps being enforced more vigorously now should decrease the susceptibility of any virus, to include the common cold and flu. We ask that fans continue to self-monitor and follow all health and safety initiatives in place to prevent the spread of illness among family and friends,” states Commissioner Jerome Singleton. Nonetheless, the SCHSL is taking concerted steps to maintain an exciting delivery of the SCHSL state basketball championship experiences for student-athletes, team personnel and fans. The SCHSL staff members will work in conjunction with Colonial Life Arena to monitor and develop precautions as we prepare for this weekend’s event. Some of the event safeguards that will be put in place includes; Hand sanitizers located throughout the venue. More frequent sanitizing of the lavatory area throughout the event. Health professionals on hand at Colonial Life Arena throughout the event We ask that you remain informed with CDC and SCDHEC websites and social media platforms. There is an abundance of information and precautionary measures for home, work and travel. See attached graphic and links below: Center for Disease Control Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

Additional preventative measures include; Using hand sanitizer with 60% or more alcohol content. Boosting your immune system using Organic Oregano Oil, NAC (N-acetyl L-cysteine), Olive Leaf Extract(OLE), Probiotics (especially those containing Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium), and with immunity boosting vitamins, including; zinc, vitamin C, and vitamin D3. Eat Healthy and balanced meals.  Exercising more frequently.

****Remain home if you are sick; avoid contact with other individuals****

We will continue to monitor the situation and communicate with Colonial Life Arena management to ensure a safe and memorable weekend of events for South Carolina high school basketball fans.