RMU Official

This morning we received this email from Bob Lombardi, Executive Director of the PIAA. We are posting this information so that it is available to anybody who may have attended the Boys Basketball Playoff game on March 11. 


March 18, 2020

Good AM – Butler and Upper St. Clair Administrators:

On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, Butler played Upper St. Clair in a 6A boys’ basketball game at Robert Morris University. The previous night, in a statement released by Robert Morris University, one of the officials from the March 10, 2020 NEC Boys’ Basketball Championship game played at the UPMC Events Center @ RMU has a confirmed case of COVID-19. While medical professionals feel the risk of exposure from this individual to individuals in the same facility the following night is low, we wanted to make you are aware simply for precautionary measures. Please continue to practice good hygiene and social distancing, and be aware of symptoms and procedures for addressing as defined by the CDC and DOH.

The Statement from RMU Spokesman:

"As soon as the university learned this, we followed clinical protocols provided by the UPMC team physician for notifying those who may have come into contact with the official," RMU spokesman Jonathan Potts said in a written statement. "We have been advised that they are at low risk of infection. Out of an abundance of caution we are notifying all students, faculty, and staff."

We are notifying you of this situation. We have been in contact with Amy Scheuneman this morning and she will be following up with you to see if you need any further assistance, or would like to contact Robert Morris University directly.

Thank you.

Bob Lombardi