COVID-19 Community Mitigation Efforts

Blue Water area businesses, municipalities and residents are taking measures to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19 resulting in many event cancellations, limited services and more. Perhaps one of the biggest impacts comes as the National Junior College Athletic Association’s (NJCAA) Division II women’s basketball championship set to be played in Port Huron next week has been postponed. The 16 team tournament was scheduled at the St. Clair County Community College (SC4) Fieldhouse for March 17-21. 

Initially, tournament organizers had announced the games would continue, without fans, but as of 2:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon, a representative from the Blue Water Convention and Visitors Bureau confirmed that tournament organizers had postponed the event and were in the process of advising local hotels of the cancellations. 

Representatives from the college and Visitors Bureau had previously stated the tournament was expected to bring in thousands of guests and substantial economic impact. At this time, a rescheduled date has not been announced. 

There are several other events around the Blue Water Area that have been cancelled after two cases of the novel COVID-19 (coronavirus) were confirmed in Michigan. To see a full list of cancelled events and closures, visit our website.