March 13, 2020 - Update on COVID-19

Anna Maria College continues to take protective measure to ensure the safety and well-being of its students, faculty and staff in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

 

Today, Anna Maria College is announcing that all spring athletics are cancelled. The Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) also today cancelled the spring regular season conference schedule and championships. Athletic Director Joseph Brady’s message is included below.

 

Anna Maria College is also cancelling all campus events involving more than 50 people through March 31, 2020. Today Governor Baker announced a statewide ban on all gatherings of more than 250 people.

 

Anna Maria College takes these steps out of an abundance of caution. There are currently no recorded COVID-19 virus cases on our campus. We ask that you please continue checking the COVID-19 information on www.annamaria.edu for further guidance and stay alert to ongoing updates from the College.

 

Announcement from Director of Athletics Joseph Brady
In response to the evolving situation related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19, Director of Athletics Joseph Brady ’96 has announced the difficult and challenging decision to suspend the remainder of the spring sport seasons including club and non-traditional fall sports, effective Monday, March 16.

 

The health, safety, and well-being of our community is the top priority and the decision was made in order to help mitigate the spread and minimize the exposure and risk of the Coronavirus. There are no suspected or confirmed cases on the Anna Maria College campus.

 

The Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Presidents Council unanimously voted today to cancel the spring regular season conference schedule and championships. The NCAA announced yesterday that all winter and spring national championships have been cancelled.

 

“The entire athletics community is disappointed and extremely saddened about this unprecedented situation. We feel this is the best decision for the safety and well-being of our students, coaches and community,” said Brady. “I cannot begin to express how I feel for all of our student-athletes and coaches and even more for our senior athletes who have worked so hard for Anna Maria College. I thank them for everything they have done and their commitment to AMCAT athletics.”

 

Click here to read the release from the GNAC.