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UVU basketball games and Qualtrics Summit canceled due to coronavirus

Believed to be first major US sporting event impacted by Covid-19
Coronavirus / COVID-19
Posted at 8:59 AM, Mar 04, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY — The coronavirus has forced some cancellations in Utah.

Both the men's and women's basketball teams at Utah Valley University have had basketball games canceled due to the coronavirus.

Chicago State is skipping a trip to Utah to play UVU'S men's team this weekend.

The school's women's team will not host the UVU women at its campus in Chicago.

According to the Associated Press, the school said in a statement that it was making the move with the “health and well-being of the campus community in mind.”

The cancellations are believed to be the first by a major sport in the United States.

Chicago State said it is also evaluating whether to attend next week's WAC tournament in Las Vegas.

Software company Qualtrics has announced it will reschedule its X4 Summit to early fall.

Congress is working to pass bi-partisan emergency funding by the end of the week.

Democratic negotiators are insisting any vaccine against the virus be made affordable for everyone.

An emergency rate cut of half a percentage point from the Federal Reserve Tuesday failed to boost markets that are still jittery due to coronavirus.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints released an update on its guidelines regarding the coronavirus and cold and flu season in general.

It’s encouraging its members to follow CDC and the WHO recommendations, including washing your hands, covering your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing, and staying home from work or school if you're sick.