In an official statement made via email, Yeshiva University President Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman announced that the 29th Annual Red Sarachek Tournament would be postponed until further notice.
“We have canceled classes for today on the Washington Heights campus,” President Berman wrote. “At this time, we are taking the precautionary measures of canceling all classes on the Washington Heights and Midtown Campuses until after Purim, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. This includes all in-person graduate courses on those campuses as well as at the boys’ high school. We will also be postponing all social events on those campuses until further notice including the Sarachek basketball tournament and Purim celebrations.”
The announcement comes on the heels of the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, and a confirmed case of a Yeshiva University student who was present on the Wilf Campus as recently as last week.
Along with the postponement of the Sarachek Tournament, the JV and Varsity MYHSAL Championship games, originally scheduled for March 8th, will be pushed off.
“Every member of MacsLive has worked tirelessly preparing for the 2020 Red Sarachek Tournament,” President of MacsLive David Schwartzman said. “Although we are upset about the school’s decision, we understand that the tournament had to be postponed for the health and safety of its participants. We look forward to covering it in the future, whenever it is postponed to.”