Referee who worked CAA tournament tested positive for the coronavirus

According to the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), a referee who worked the conference’s tournament has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The CAA announced the news on its website Thursday, saying that the referee hadn’t shown symptoms until 72 hours after working a game. The CAA has said, “but out of an abundance of caution the conference has made the involved institutions and tournament personnel aware of the situation so they can take proper precautionary measures.”

The news came shortly after the NCAA announced the men’s and women’s 2020 basketball tournament was canceled.

Before the NCAA canceled its yearly tournament Thursday, several Division I college basketball conferences announced their conference tournaments were canceled.

Health officials have recommended that public gatherings with more than 250 people be canceled or postponed to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

The CAA finished its tournament Tuesday, with Hofstra defeating Northeastern, 70-61.

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