The New Providence Girls Basketball Group 1 Semifinal game is on, however, only teams and essential staff will be let in.
Cresskill (22-6) vs. New Providence (27-3), 7 p.m.
Where: Ramapo High School
When: Thursday, March 12
The NJSIAA issued the following letter.
Based on the CDC Mitigation Strategies (also see below) and the CURRENT community transmission status as reported by the NJ Department of Health, upcoming boys and girls basketball championships events scheduled for TONIGHT will be held under the governor’s mandate with ONLY teams and essential staff – but NO fans. There will be no sanctions or penalties imposed on schools who opt not to participate in tonight’s games. Fans can live-stream the remaining games at https://highschoolsports.nj.com/watch/. This schedule, and restrictions, are subject to additional modifications based on updates from the CDC and NJ Department of Health. Please continue to monitor NJSIAA’s website and social media platforms for updates.
Decisions regarding future games will be based on the most up-to-date CDC and NJ Department of Health data and guidelines.
Beyond the conclusion of the basketball tournament, communication regarding spring sports will be made prior to the start of games (March 25 for boys and girls lacrosse and April 1 for all other spring sports). At this stage, given there is no official interscholastic play, decisions regarding all co- and extracurricular activities – including practices and scrimmages – rest with individual school administrators.
All NJSIAA events will continue to follow guidelines established by the CDC as they relate to mass gatherings and large community events. We continue to ask everyone to follow the prevention guidelines distributed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Individuals with symptoms that include fever, cough, and shortness of breath should stay home, while travelers returning from affected international locations should follow CDC guidance related to travel.