The XFL is “closely monitoring” the current COVID-19 outbreak that is happening in Los Angeles.
Since Los Angeles declared a local emergency as to the coronavirus situation and with the L.A. Wildcats due to host a home game on Sunday, the XFL may soon be feeling the impact of this potential crisis.
“The health and safety of the entire XFL family is of the utmost importance,” the XFL said in a statement to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. “We have established a COVID-19 task force and are closely monitoring this public health issue. We are in regular contact with our Medical Advisory Board, as well as health and public safety officials on a national and local basis.”
The NFL had also said it was “closely monitoring” the situation as it approaches key offseason activities like the draft and league meetings, per Florio.
The XFL has the added challenge of being in the middle of its regular season with weekly games, but the league will apparently follow the lead of other sports organizations.
“We have connected with other professional sports leagues to share information and best practices,” the XFL added. “Consideration of this input, a fact-based perspective, and our priority for safety will guide our decisions going forward.”
The NCAA , created an advisory panel ahead of March Madness.
This weekend, four XFL games will be played in Houston, Dallas, D.C., and L.A. Next weekend, games are set for New York, Tampa, D.C., and Seattle.