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Northeastern bars spectators from games amid COVID surge

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Mar 21, 2019; Columbus, OH, USA; General view of March Madness basketballs during practice before the first round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 21, 2019; Columbus, OH, USA; General view of March Madness basketballs during practice before the first round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Northeastern’s athletic teams will play home games without spectators beginning Sunday amid a spike in COVID-19.

“The decision was made out of an abundance of caution due to an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases on the Boston campus, primarily in the student population, including some cases of the Omicron variant,” the university said in a news release Friday.

Among the first events to be impacted are a pair of basketball games scheduled to be played Sunday: the men’s team vs. Vermont at 1 p.m., followed by the women’s team against Harvard at 4 p.m.

Northeastern is offering ticket holders refunds or admission to future games.

–Field Level Media