RICHMOND, Va. — Richmond is pausing all men’s basketball activities in response to the results of Sunday’s COVID-19 testing and contact tracing in the Spiders’ program.
The decision comes two days after No. 22 Saint Louis, which had traveled to Richmond for a Friday night game against the Spiders, instead opted to return home without elaboration, but without playing because of concerns raised by its medical staff.
“The University of Richmond men’s basketball team is pausing all team activities and Tuesday’s game against George Mason has been postponed in response to Sunday’s COVID-19 testing and contact tracing. No decisions have been made related to future games for the Spiders,” a statement from the school read.
“Richmond continues to follow the guidance of University health officials and the Virginia Department of Health protocols.”
The Spiders (10-4, 4-2 Atlantic 10) have now paused three times for COVID-related concerns. They paused for COVID reasons in early December, missing approximately a week of basketball activity. They experienced a two-week COVID pause in mid-January.
Richmond says its Tuesday night game against George Mason has been postponed and no decisions have been made related to future games for the Spiders.
The school says it continues to follow the guidance of University health officials and the protocols as set by the Virginia Department of Health.
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