STATEMENT FROM Cooper Jones, President and CEO, Texas Sports Hall of Fame, regarding potential impact of public health precautions on facility operating status and the status of the Media Induction Banquet
Public concern regarding the current global health concern – coronavirus, also known as COVID-19 – is high. In recent days, we have seen widespread cancellation of public gatherings, including nearly all professional, collegiate and high school sporting events. Additionally, many universities have cancelled classes for the remainder of March and even the rest of the spring semester, international travel restrictions are in place, and public health officials are encouraging a review of future planned events. Our primary concern is for the health and safety of all involved with the Texas Sports Hall of Fame – our staff, museum visitors, Hall of Fame Inductees, and our sponsors and supporters. The staff of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame is in contact with our city of Waco, McLennan County and State of Texas officials. We are implementing their guidance for safe operations and will comply with all public health directives.