The coronavirus (COVID-19) has had an impact on a number of amateur wrestling events. Now it is affecting the National Wrestling Hall of Fame facilitates in Stillwater and Waterloo, as both halls will be closed through at least the end of the month.
The Hall of Fame located in Stillwater, Okla. has announced, effective immediately, that it "will be closed until at least April 5 following new emergency declaration for Stillwater requiring the closure of restaurant seating areas, bars, gyms, and entertainment venues."
The Oklahoma facility has been closed "as a result of the state of emergency proclaimed by the City of Stillwater."
"We apologize for the inconvenience and please understand that these precautions are being taken to help protect the health and welfare of our community by helping limit personal interaction to stem the spread of this virus."
Meanwhile, the Dan Gable Museum of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Waterloo, Iowa told InterMat via email Tuesday afternoon: "Just announced that we are closed until March 31."