The fallout from the coronavirus continues to hit close to home.
In the sports world, the D-III men's basketball championship is being held in Rochester. It began Wednesday and goes through Saturday at the Rochester Regional Sports Center.
The NJCAA, the governing body of junior college athletics, said the competition will follow state procedures and the tournament in Rochester will refrain from "non-essential engagement events."
Other events, including NIACC's JUCO Division-II national tournament, have been postponed.
"In light of recent developments regarding COVID-19, the NJCAA has made the decision to postpone national championship events for the upcoming DI and DII men's and women's basketball tournaments. DIII men's and women's basketball championships, currently underway, will work with an expedited schedule that will conclude on Friday, March 13," the governing body said.
"Originally scheduled to begin the week of March 16, the four upcoming national championship events – DI men, DI women, DII men, and DII women will aim for a tentative start date of Monday, April 20.
"The DIII men's and women's national championships, currently underway, will cancel all consolation games and will move semifinal and championship games to Friday, March 13."
UPDATE: The NJCAA MENS DIVISION III basketball tournament schedule will be as follows:
Thursday: as scheduled with games at 2-4-6-8
FRIDAY: consolation games eliminated with semifinals at 11:00am and 1:00pm and FINAL scheduled for 6:00 pm.
— RCTC Yellowjackets (@RCTCAthletics) March 12, 2020