University of Virginia joins list of schools to suspend athletic activities

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — On Thursday afternoon, the University of Virginia announced the immediate suspension of all athletic activities due to coronavirus concerns.

For those who purchased tickets to events impacted by this announcement can email the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office anytime at or call (800) 542-8821 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays.

UVA officials will announce any additional changes to athletics events and guidelines through the university’s coronavirus website and social media.

“We understand this is unusual and unprecedented; however, these are extremely unusual times,” says UVA athletics director Carla Williams. “These decisions will be reviewed on a daily basis as circumstances change. This is not ideal for anyone, but the goal is to preserve and protect the health and safety of as many people in our Athletics family and beyond as possible.”


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