In accordance with the Atlantic Coast Conference’s decision, Wake Forest Athletics has suspended all athletic competition until further notice, effective immediately, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, the NCAA has cancelled all 2020 winter and spring championships.
This suspension applies to all athletic-related activities including all competition, formal and organized practice and recruiting. The decision was made following consultation with the league’s presidents and athletic directors to mitigate the further spread of COVID-19.
Because of the uncertainty as to when practices may resume, Wake Forest has cancelled its 2020 spring football game.
Please read President Nathan Hatch’s recent letter. WFU Athletics will follow University guidelines to handle any illness, symptoms or suspected COVID-19 cases with testing, isolation or quarantine as necessary. Updates and pertinent information will be shared as it becomes available in the coming days and weeks ahead.
ACC Commissioner John Swofford:
“This is uncharted territory and the health and safety of our student-athletes and institutions remains our top priority. This decision is aimed to protect from the further spread of COVID-19.”
Director of Athletics John Currie:
“Wake Forest Athletics fully supports the ACC’s measures and will continue to do everything within our ability to protect the health and welfare of our student-athletes, coaches and staff. I appreciate the hard work of President Hatch and our entire University leadership team over the past few days and I am grateful for our coaches and sport administrators’ support of Demon Deacon student-athletes during these uncertain times.”
All third-party competitions, events and tours scheduled through April 15 on campus may be canceled. Contact your event coordinator for more information.
Further updates regarding the impact of COVID-19 on Wake Forest University is posted on coronavirus.wfu.edu as well as communicated through social media (@WakeForest).