Johns Hopkins University has suspended activities for all seven of its spring athletic teams through April 12 as the university monitors the evolving global COVID-19 outbreak, Director of Athletics Jennifer S. Baker announced today. The affected programs are men's and women's lacrosse, baseball, men's and women's tennis, and men's and women's track.
JHU initially announced that its indoor track, wrestling, and swimming programs would close out their seasons over the next 10 days by participating in NCAA championship meets, but the NCAA officially canceled those events later in the day.
Johns Hopkins joins a growing number of conferences and individual colleges and universities announcing similar plans for their athletic programs, suspending or canceling games, tournaments, and/or seasons.
On Tuesday night, Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels announced that the university was canceling in-person classes as of Wednesday, March 11, and transitioning to remote instruction through at least April 12. Students who reside in university housing are strongly encouraged not to return to campus following spring break, which runs from March 16-20.