Individual With COVID-19 Attended BYU Basketball Game, Officials Say

Mar 9, 2020, 3:10 PM | Updated: 3:45 pm
BYU hosts No. 2 Gonzaga at the Marriott Center on Feb. 22, 2020. (KSL Sports)...
BYU hosts No. 2 Gonzaga at the Marriott Center on Feb. 22, 2020. (KSL Sports)
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PROVO, Utah – An individual who tested positive for COVID-19 attended a Brigham Young University basketball game at the Marriott Center, according to officials with the Utah County Health Department.

The individual had mild symptoms and the risk of transmission to others at the game is low, BYU officials said.

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox confirmed on Twitter that this the same Davis County individual who is infected.

State and local health officials said there is no ongoing risk within the Marriott Center and no closure will be necessary.

“All high-touch surfaces are regularly disinfected,” BYU officials said. “No closure of the facility is necessary at present. BYU will continue to assess the safety of hosting large gatherings on campus and will respond promptly to new information.”

The individual who tested positive for the coronavirus attended a game on Feb. 22, 2020. No. 23 BYU defeated No. 2 Gonzaga 91-78 on that date.

Health department officials are contacting people who had close contact with the individual to determine possible exposure.

Anyone contacted by the Utah County Health Department is not considered to be at risk by the Utah Department of Health and do not need to take any further action.

This is a developing story. It will be updated.

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