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UNLV, UNR athletics to bar fans from live events due to coronavirus fears

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Posted at 8:39 AM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 15:46:19-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UNLV and the University of Nevada, Reno, have issued a joint statement announcing that they will align with the NCAA's decision to have all athletic competitions with "only game-essential staff in attendance."

Fans and spectators will not be allowed at any upcoming spring season competitions.

The schools site "the health and safety of student-athletes, coaches, staff and fans is the top priority" for the decision.

The statement concludes that, "The institutions will continue to evaluate and assess the impact of COVID-19 in consultation with local health officials, the Mountain West Conference and campus colleagues and continue to follow federal, state and NSHE guidelines and best practices."