MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (August 18, 2018) – Fan Day with the Mountaineer football team set for tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. will be postponed and rescheduled if a later date becomes available.
Five cases of Hand, Foot and Mouth disease have been identified within the program. Hand, foot and mouth is a mild but highly contagious viral infection that is very common among children but can spread to adults. The virus usually goes away on its own in a period of less than a week, and there is no specific treatment, just steps to ease the symptoms.
Because it is highly contagious, it is in the best interest of the general public to postpone the event. WVU’s medical staff continues to monitor the situation, taking proper steps to control the virus and communicating with the proper campus personnel.
“I know fans who were planning on attending Fan Day will be disappointed, but this is in the best interest of all involved,” Director of Athletics Shane Lyons said. “Our medical staff is doing an excellent job of addressing the matter. However, there is no reason to put the general public at risk.”
A rescheduled date for Fan Day will be announced when available.
Press Release: WVU Sports Communications
Photo Credit: Shanna Rose, BGS