MAC Tournament Proceeds as Planned After COVID-19 Cases in Cuyahoga County

CLEVELAND — The Mid-American Conference released a statement on Monday after there were three COVID-19 cases discovered in Cuyahoga County. The upcoming MAC Tournament will be held in Cleveland, Ohio.

“We are working collaboratively with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), our local and state health and governmental officials, along with our partners the Cleveland Cavaliers and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse regarding public safety for all our student-athletes, coaches and fans for this week’s MAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments.  We are proceeding as planned with our tournament and currently moving forward as scheduled.  As a reminder the CDC has encouraged traditional precautionary prevention measures and guidelines.  We will continue to monitor this situation on a daily basis.”

The Central Michigan men’s basketball team starts the MAC  Tournament Monday night in Athens, Ohio, against the Ohio Bobcats at 7 p.m. If the Chippewas win, they advance to the quarterfinals in Cleveland.

The Central Michigan women’s basketball team has a bye until the quarterfinals in Cleveland. They will play at 12 p.m. on Wednesday.