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Minnesota Lynx Statement Regarding COVID-19

March 13, 2020 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - Minnesota Lynx News Release

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Lynx today issued the following statement regarding COVID-19:

"The Minnesota Lynx support Commissioner Engelbert's statement yesterday regarding the 2020 season and COVID-19. The safety of our fans, players, coaches and staff are of the utmost importance. We are in constant communication with the League Office and will work with the Minnesota Department of Health on next steps in regard to the coronavirus pandemic."

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert's Statement:

NEW YORK, March 12, 2020 - WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert released the following statement:

"The health and safety of players and employees - with our teams and at the league level - is of the utmost importance. With regard to COVID-19, we are in touch with the teams, consulting with infectious disease specialists and monitoring guidance from the CDC and WHO. The WNBA is currently not in season, but together with the WNBPA and teams, we have been in close communication and will continue to connect with and offer resources to players in the U.S. and those playing overseas.

In addition, we continue to scenario plan around our upcoming events and season including the 2020 WNBA Draft scheduled for April 17, the start of training camp on April 26 and the tip of the WNBA season on May 15. Further details will be shared later this month."

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