Chris Kielsmeier, the women’s basketball coach at Cleveland State, has tested positive for coronavirus, the first confirmed case at the university.
“It has been a very challenging couple of days,” Kielsmeier said in a statement. “I am beginning to feel better and look forward to getting back to 100%.”
Because of the coronavirus outbreak, the NCAA canceled the women’s and men’s March Madness tournaments after originally hoping to play the tournaments without fans.
“We appreciate Chris doing the right thing by staying home and alerting us as soon as he started feeling ill,” Cleveland State school president Harlan Sands said in a statement. “His actions were helpful in limiting exposure to the CSU community.”
People who have been in close contact with Kielsmeier are being asked to self-isolate, according to the university. All “non-essential on-campus operations” have been suspended.