Mick Hoffman came to Battle Ground Saturday to watch some teams play in the first state basketball tournament games under his direction as the executive director of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association.
Instead, he spent much of his time Saturday on the phone or standing in front of a camera, talking to the media about the recent coronavirus outbreak in the state and how the WIAA is dealing with it.
“We’ve been working with the state department of health for a few days,” Hoffman said. “They’re the experts, so we’re just following their recommendations and leads.”
On Friday night, at the very same time the first games of the regional round of the state were tipping off, the state department of health announced the first two confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state.
One of those confirmed cases was a student at Jackson High School in Mill Creek.