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The [[Wikipedia:2020 coronavirus outbreak in the United States|outbreak of COVID-19 throughout the United States]] has affected many tournaments during the [[2020]] season. Currently, over 25 state tournaments have been cancelled with many more state and regional tournaments being cancelled or postponed. Many other Science Olympiad organizations have made announcements/declarations on the matter. Several states who released announcements about not canceling state or regional tournaments have reversed their decision, although some have simply added restrictions to those tournaments or held the tournaments as planned.
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The '''[[Wikipedia:2020 coronavirus outbreak in the United States|outbreak of COVID-19 throughout the United States]]''' affected many tournaments during the [[2020]] season. Nearly every state tournament was cancelled, with the exception of a few select tournaments that had already occurred. Many Science Olympiad organizations released statements on the matter prior to cancellation. Most states that initially chose not to cancel their state or regional tournaments later reversed their decision, although a few of the earliest tournaments simply added restrictions to those tournaments or held the tournaments as planned. '''Throughout the outbreak, the national Science Olympiad organization proactively provided guidance to state and tournament directors with recommendations to follow the advice of health authorities and prioritize the "health and safety of all involved," sample statements for possible cancellation scenarios, and updates from the national level, sent on [[2019-20_Coronavirus_outbreak#February_28|February 28]], [[2019-20_Coronavirus_outbreak#March_5|March 5]], and [[2019-20_Coronavirus_outbreak#March_11|March 11]].'''
  
The first state to cancel a regional was the Northwest Washington Regional on March 4, approximately one week before the National tournament announced the cancellation. The first state to cancel a state tournament was [[California (South)|Southern California]], on March 6. After this time, state and regional tournaments begin to be cancelled at increasing rates throughout the nation. Originally, there was a significant amount of confusion on how bids would be allocated for tournaments with cancelled state tournaments. On March 8, [[New York]] Science Olympiad announced they would not be sending teams to the National Tournament, with Southern California the following suit one day later.
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The first state to cancel a regional was the Northwest Washington Regional on March 4, approximately one week before the National tournament announced the cancellation. The first state to cancel a state tournament was [[California (South)|Southern California]], on March 6. After this time, state and regional tournaments began to cancel increasingly rapidly throughout the nation. Originally, there was a significant amount of confusion on how bids would be allocated for tournaments with cancelled state tournaments. On March 8, [[New York]] Science Olympiad announced they would not be sending teams to the National Tournament, with Southern California following suit one day later.
  
On March 11, the [[North Carolina State University 2020|National Tournament]] for the [[2020|2019-2020]] season was cancelled due to concerns over COVID-19 per social media posts by the [[Science Olympiad Alumni Network]]. The posts also announced that the events of the [[2021]] season would now instead be the same as those of the [[2020]] season, a remark which has caused various amounts of support and backlash. Following this announcement, many state and regional tournaments were cancelled. A large number of states still have plans to hold their state and regional tournaments or have not yet publicly addressed the situation.
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On March 11, the [[North Carolina State University 2020|National Tournament]] for the [[2020|2019-2020]] season was cancelled due to concerns over COVID-19 per social media posts by the [[Science Olympiad Alumni Network]]. The posts also announced that the events of the [[2021]] season would now instead be the same as those of the [[2020]] season, a remark which has caused various amounts of support and backlash. Following this announcement, almost all state and regional tournaments were cancelled.  
  
 
==Timeline==
 
==Timeline==
''Updates for the latest day are shown first. Please provide a source for any additions. ''
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[[Image:2019-20CoronavirusOutbreakAnimatedMap.gif|thumb|400px|right|{{legend|#fdd700|States which released announcements about the situation, but had not cancelled tournaments in their entirety}} {{break}}'''Cancellations'''{{break}}{{legend|#ffb7b7|States which had cancelled some regional tournaments}}{{break}}{{legend|#e97400|States which had postponed their state tournaments until a later date}}{{break}}{{legend|#590000|States which had cancelled one division of their state tournament}}{{break}}{{legend|#ff0000|States which had cancelled both divisions of their state tournament}}{{break}}'''Tournaments Already Held'''{{break}}{{legend|#8fff00|States which had completed one division of their state tournament}}{{break}}{{legend|#138000|States which had completed both divisions of their state tournament}}]]
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===March 23===
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* [[Alaska]] announces the cancellation of their state tournament. [http://web.archive.org/web/20200323161517/https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-qlsmZBVyPUg/XnjXLnZUOpI/AAAAAAAA7S8/dtuxnAGOyuUmcS5cjWMxM9AEf5y3c2KhACK8BGAsYHg/s0/2020-03-23.png Source]
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===March 18===
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* [[Wyoming]] cancels its state tournament, per an email from the tournament director. [[Media:Wy_cancellation.png|Source]]
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===March 16===
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* [[Tennessee]] cancels its state tournament. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200319031710/https://tnscioly.utk.edu/ Source]
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* [[Delaware]]'s Division B and Division A tournaments have been cancelled (exact date when cancellation occurred not known). [https://web.archive.org/web/20200319032239/https://www.delawarescienceolympiad.com/home Source]
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===March 15===
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* [[Minnesota]] announces the cancellation of the Division B state tournament, with hopes of rescheduling. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200319031035/https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2860911217334475&id=292744197484536&__tn__=%2As%2As-R Source]
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===March 14===
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* [[Idaho]] cancels all remaining tournaments, which includes the [[St. Ignatius Catholic School|St. Ignatius]] [[Idaho Mini-Invitationals|Mini-Invite]], the [[Eastern Idaho Regional]], and the Idaho state tournament. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200319032502/https://statescioly.org/idaho Source]
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* Science Olympiad Inc. releases [https://web.archive.org/web/20200319032504/https://www.soinc.org/play/tournaments the following statement]:
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<blockquote style="border-left: 8px solid red; padding-left: 10px;">
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'''Even More Important - Your Health!'''{{break}}
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During this global COVID-19 pandemic, please take care of yourself, your family and those around you. Health is a priority. If you have the ability, please consider helping those in need in your community - we can all get through this together. We are going to need each other.
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As of 3/14/20, we can confirm that nearly every state has officially cancelled all Science Olympiad events; only three events remain.
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: At the time of the statement, it is not known whether the three remaining state tournaments will cancel.
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===March 13===
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* [[North Dakota]] cancels their state tournament along with the [[Minot Regional]]. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200319033143/https://www.ndsu.edu/olympiad/ Source]
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* [[Louisiana]] cancels their Region II regional tournament at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200319033144/https://chemistry.louisiana.edu/about-us/science-olympiad Source]
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* [[Nebraska]] cancels their [[Henry Doorly Zoo Regional]] at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322220118/https://www.nonpareilonline.com/business/update-omaha-s-henry-doorly-zoo-and-aquarium-to-close/article_1888abd0-6555-11ea-b11b-aba5f3a843a2.html Source]
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===March 12===
 
===March 12===
* [[Arkansas]] releases a statement announcing the cancellation of their state tournament. [https://ualr.edu/scienceolympiad/ Source]
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* [[Oregon]] announces the cancellation of their state tournament. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200319033146/https://oregonscienceolympiad.org/ Source]
* [[South Carolina]] announces the cancellation of its Division B and C state tournaments. [https://www.sc-so.org/ Source]
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* [[Pennsylvania]] cancels both their state and regional tournaments.
* [[Massachusetts]] cancels their Div. C state tournament. [https://scioly.org/wiki/images/3/33/Massachusetts_state_cancellation.png Source]
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* [[South Dakota]] officially cancels their state tournament. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200319033414/http://sites.usd.edu/sdscienceolympiad/home/ Source]
* [[Michigan]] Region 9 tournament is cancelled. [https://drive.google.com/file/d/15Ig-WuQuqWbBE7xRUkJ-hoz5bSVCp3hF/view?usp=sharing Source]
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* [[Nebraska]] cancels state tournament. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200323170049/https://nesoinc.org/activities/default.aspx Source]
* [[Michigan]] state tournament has been cancelled. [https://www.facebook.com/michscio/ Source]
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* [[Hawaii]] cancels their state tournament as announced by the state director. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200313211719/https://www.hsso.org/ Source]
* [[Colorado]] cancels both divisions of its State tournament [https://scilympiad.com/co Source]
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* [[Kansas]] cancels their state tournament as per an email by the state director.
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* [[Arkansas]] releases a statement announcing the cancellation of their state tournament. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200319033418/https://ualr.edu/scienceolympiad/ Source]
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* [[South Carolina]] announces the cancellation of its Division B and C state tournaments. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200319033419/https://www.sc-so.org/ Source]
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* [[Massachusetts]] cancels their Div. C state tournament. [[Media:Massachusetts_state_cancellation.png|Source]]
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* [[Michigan]] state tournament has been cancelled. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322215754/https://www.facebook.com/michscio/posts/1857330044573754 Source 1],  [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322215935/https://miscioly.org/2020-state-tournament-cancelled/ Source 2]
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** [[Michigan]] Region 7, 8, 9, and 12 tournaments are cancelled. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322215341/https://macombso.org/index.php/secondary Source (7)], [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322215431/https://www.region8so.org/ Source (8)], [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322215527/https://drive.google.com/file/d/15Ig-WuQuqWbBE7xRUkJ-hoz5bSVCp3hF/view Source (9)], and [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322215617/https://www.gvsu.edu/msor12/ Source (12)]
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* [[Colorado]] cancels both divisions of its State tournament [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322215133/https://scilympiad.com/co Source]
 
* [[District of Columbia]] cancels both divisions of its tournament. [https://scioly.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=334&p=415036#p415117 Source]
 
* [[District of Columbia]] cancels both divisions of its tournament. [https://scioly.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=334&p=415036#p415117 Source]
 
* [[Texas]] cancels both divisions of its tournament per an email from the Texas state director.
 
* [[Texas]] cancels both divisions of its tournament per an email from the Texas state director.
* [[Oklahoma]] cancels its state tournament  [https://twitter.com/OKSciOly/status/1238080249549766657/ Source]
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* [[Oklahoma]] cancels its state tournament  [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322215036/https://twitter.com/OKSciOly/status/1238080249549766657/ Source]
* [[Missouri]] updates its status on the State tournament, stating that a decision will be made by Thursday afternoon. [https://statescioly.org/mo Source]
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* [[Missouri]] updates its status on the State tournament, stating that a decision will be made by Thursday afternoon. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322214937/https://statescioly.org/mo Source]
** [[Missouri]] has decided to cancel its state tournament. [https://statescioly.org/mo Source]
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** [[Missouri]] has decided to cancel its state tournament. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322214937/https://statescioly.org/mo Source]
 
*  [[Alabama]] cancels both divisions of the state tournament per an email from the state director.
 
*  [[Alabama]] cancels both divisions of the state tournament per an email from the state director.
* [[Wisconsin]] cancels both division of its state tournament. [https://twitter.com/WIsciolympiad/status/1238205051870593026 Source]
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* [[Wisconsin]] cancels both division of its state tournament. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322214838/https:/twitter.com/WIsciolympiad/status/1238205051870593026 Source]
* [[Illinois]] cancels Rock Valley regional. [http://www.illinoisolympiad.org/ Source]
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* [[Illinois]] cancels Rock Valley regional. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200313211846/http://www.illinoisolympiad.org/ Source]
** [[Illinois]] later on cancels their state tournament. [http://www.illinoisolympiad.org/ Source]
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** [[Illinois]] later on cancels their state tournament. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200313211846/http://www.illinoisolympiad.org/ Source]
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* [[Tennessee]] releases a statement that they are monitoring the situation. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322214436/https://www.facebook.com/TNSciOly/posts/1302322386643855 Source]
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* [[North Dakota]] cancels the [[Bismarck Regional]] and [[Valley City Regional]] tournaments at Bismarck State College and Valley City State University. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322214309/https://www.ndsu.edu/olympiad/ Source]
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* [[Nevada]] cancels their state tournament, following recommendations from the national organization. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322213959/https://www.nvscioly.com/ Source]
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*[[Washington]] cancels their state tournament. [https://scioly.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=295&t=15656&p=415380#p415380 Source]
  
 
===March 11===
 
===March 11===
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* '''Science Olympiad notifies state directors of the decision to cancel the [[North Carolina State University 2020|National Tournament at North Carolina State]], a decision made following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state of North Carolina, and North Carolina State University with a focus on the health and safety of students, teachers, coaches, supervisors, officials, key personnel, and volunteers. Science Olympiad recommends cancelling all elementary, Division B and C qualifying tournaments on a "forward-going basis."''' [[Media:2020_Science_Olympiad_National_Tournament_Cancellation_Statement_March_11_2020.pdf|Source]] [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322213802/https://www.soinc.org/play/tournaments Official Source] [https://web.archive.org/web/20200312000736/https://twitter.com/SOAlumniNetwork/status/1237853205230305283 Twitter Source]
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* [[Louisiana]] announces the cancellation of their state tournament. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322212208/https://www.facebook.com/louisianaso/posts/2747564682196518 Source]
 
* [[Nevada]] announces that State tournament will continue as scheduled, but the awards ceremony has been cancelled. Awards will be mailed to teams. [Source ?]
 
* [[Nevada]] announces that State tournament will continue as scheduled, but the awards ceremony has been cancelled. Awards will be mailed to teams. [Source ?]
 
* [[Massachusetts]] announces the cancellation of its B Div State tournament [Source ?]
 
* [[Massachusetts]] announces the cancellation of its B Div State tournament [Source ?]
* [[Oregon]] releases a statement saying that they are monitoring the situation. No tournaments are currently cancelled. [https://oregonscienceolympiad.org/ Source]
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* [[Oregon]] releases a statement saying that they are monitoring the situation. No tournaments are currently cancelled. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322211755/https://oregonscienceolympiad.org/ Source]
* [[New Hampshire]] announces the cancellation of its state tournament. [https://www.instagram.com/p/B9nVJmrHN4C/?igshid=4at5k3eci3g0 Source 1] [https://twitter.com/NH_Sci_Olympiad/status/1237908801900154880 Source 2]
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* [[New Hampshire]] announces the cancellation of its state tournament. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322210819/https:/twitter.com/NH_Sci_Olympiad/status/1237908801900154880 Source]
* [[Maryland]] state tournament is officially declared to be cancelled. [https://marylandscienceolympiad.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=211:cancellation-of-2020-maryland-science-olympiad-state-tournament&catid=21&Itemid=509 Source]
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* [[Maryland]] state tournament is officially declared to be cancelled. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322205955/https://marylandscienceolympiad.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=211%3Acancellation-of-2020-maryland-science-olympiad-state-tournament&catid=21&Itemid=509 Source]
** This comes after Johns Hopkins University, host of the [[Maryland]] state tournament, who released a statement saying they are moving to online classes through at least April 12. Alongside that, Johns Hopkins is also discouraging any sort of non-essential university activities or events. [https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/360162537414721546/687335921871224832/image0.png Source pt. 1] [https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/360162537414721546/687335922626199556/image1.png Source pt. 2] [https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/360162537414721546/687335922999754819/image2.png Source pt. 3]
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** This comes after Johns Hopkins University, host of the [[Maryland]] state tournament, who released a statement saying they are moving to online classes through at least April 12. Alongside that, Johns Hopkins is also discouraging any sort of non-essential university activities or events. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322205711/https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/360162537414721546/687335921871224832/image0.png Source pt. 1] [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322205736/https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/360162537414721546/687335922626199556/image1.png Source pt. 2] [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322205856/https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/360162537414721546/687335922999754819/image2.png Source pt. 3]
* [[Connecticut]] decides to instead postpone both the Div B and Div C state tournaments til a later date. [https://scioly.org/wiki/images/e/ed/Connecticut_scioly_state_postponed.PNG Source][http://www.ctscienceolympiad.org/home Raw Source]
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* [[Connecticut]] decides to instead postpone both the Div B and Div C state tournaments til a later date. [[Media:Connecticut_scioly_state_postponed.PNG|Source]] [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322205608/http://www.ctscienceolympiad.org/home Raw Source]
* [[Virginia]]'s state board announces that they are considering their options due to UVA, host of the Virginia State Tournament, banning events on the campus. [https://www.facebook.com/492747161157854/posts/914668942299005/ Source] [https://news.virginia.edu/content/university-moves-all-courses-online-urges-students-return-home?utm_source=VirginiaFeed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=news#march-11 UVA Source]
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* [[Virginia]]'s state board announces that they are considering their options due to UVA, host of the Virginia State Tournament, banning events on the campus. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322205408/https://www.facebook.com/492747161157854/posts/914668942299005/ Source] [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322205228/https://news.virginia.edu/content/covid-19-causes-sweeping-changes-university-operations#march-11 UVA Source]
** Following the cancellation of the national tournament, [[Virginia]] announces that they will not be rescheduling their state tournament. [https://mailchi.mp/f60f5eece6e9/the-state-tournament-in-light-of-todays-news?e=b8a54872e0 Source]
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** Following the cancellation of the national tournament, [[Virginia]] announces that they will not be rescheduling their state tournament. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322205118/https://mailchi.mp/f60f5eece6e9/the-state-tournament-in-light-of-todays-news?e=b8a54872e0 Source]
* [[Illinois]] announces the CPS/IIT Regional, Belleville East Regional, and College of DuPage Regional will be cancelled due to the rapid spread of COVID-19 in Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago suburbs. [https://scioly.org/wiki/images/f/f2/Illinois_scioly_regionals_canceled.PNG Source] [http://www.illinoisolympiad.org/ Raw Source]
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* [[Illinois]] announces the CPS/IIT Regional, Belleville East Regional, and College of DuPage Regional will be cancelled due to the rapid spread of COVID-19 in Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago suburbs. [[Media:Illinois_scioly_regionals_canceled.PNG|Source]] [https://web.archive.org/web/20200313211846/http://www.illinoisolympiad.org/ Raw Source]
** University of Illinois, later on, released a mass mail saying they will move to online classes and that activities with more than 50 people will be prohibited. [https://emails.uofi.uillinois.edu/newsletter/7412930.html?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf Source]
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** University of Illinois, later on, released a mass mail saying they will move to online classes and that activities with more than 50 people will be prohibited. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322204623/https://emails.uofi.uillinois.edu/newsletter/7412930.html?utm_name=iossmf Source]
 
* [[Hawaii]] announces that its State tournament will continue as scheduled, as per an email sent by the state director.
 
* [[Hawaii]] announces that its State tournament will continue as scheduled, as per an email sent by the state director.
* '''The 2020 Science Olympiad [[North Carolina State University 2020|National Tournament at North Carolina State]] has been cancelled. Next year's (2021) season will replay the current rules.''' [https://www.soinc.org/play/tournaments Official Source][https://twitter.com/SOAlumniNetwork/status/1237853205230305283 Source]
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* [[Kansas]]'s state director announces to coaches that the State tournament will continue as scheduled as long as the host does not make any changes.
* [[Kansas]]'s state director announces to coaches that the State tournament will continue as scheduled as long as the host does not make any changes. [[Media:KansasCOVID19Update.PNG|Source]]
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* [[Kansas]] cancels state tournament. [[Media:KansasCOVID19Update.PNG|Source]]
* [[Florida]] announces that their state tournament is cancelled. [https://floridascienceolympiad.org/2019/state-schedule/ Source]
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* [[Florida]] announces that their state tournament is cancelled. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322204457/https://floridascienceolympiad.org/2019/state-schedule/ Source]
* [[California (South)]] announces cancellation of their regional tournament in San Diego. [https://scilympiad.com/san-diego-so Source]
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* [[California (South)]] announces cancellation of their regional tournament in San Diego. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322204252/https://scilympiad.com/san-diego-so Source]
* [[Georgia]] announces cancellation of the state tournament in both divisions. [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1R0WWEjoGHGRAOXD_efUOdqKYEMglHRFt/view Source]
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* [[Georgia]] announces cancellation of the state tournament in both divisions. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322204155/https://drive.google.com/file/d/1R0WWEjoGHGRAOXD_efUOdqKYEMglHRFt/view Source]
* [[Utah]] announces cancellation of their state tournament. [https://www.utahscienceolympiad.utah.edu/2020/03/11/important-science-olympiad-and-covid-19/ Source]
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* [[Utah]] announces cancellation of their state tournament. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322204013/https://www.utahscienceolympiad.utah.edu/2020/03/11/important-science-olympiad-and-covid-19/ Source]
* [[Idaho]] announces it is following the COVID-19 situation. Their state tournament is currently still planned. [https://statescioly.org/Idaho Source]
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* [[Idaho]] announces it is following the COVID-19 situation. Their state tournament is currently still planned. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200319032502/https://statescioly.org/Idaho Source]
* [[California (North)]] announces cancellation of their state tournament. [https://statescioly.org/norcal Source]
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* [[California (North)]] announces cancellation of their state tournament. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200313212508/https://statescioly.org/norcal Source]
 
* [[Rhode Island]] announces the cancellation of their state tournament. [https://scioly.org/forums/viewtopic.php?p=415192#p415192 Source]
 
* [[Rhode Island]] announces the cancellation of their state tournament. [https://scioly.org/forums/viewtopic.php?p=415192#p415192 Source]
* [[South Dakota]] releases a statement to coaches that a decision regarding the State tournament is pending. [https://usercontent.irccloud-cdn.com/file/aEGt56fa/%3A(( Source]
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* [[South Dakota]] releases a statement to coaches that a decision regarding the State tournament is pending. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322203104/https://usercontent.irccloud-cdn.com/file/aEGt56fa/%3A%28%28 Source]
* [[Arizona]] officially cancels their State tournament. [https://scilympiad.com/data/org/az/public/State%20Tournament%20Cancelled.pdf Source]
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* [[Arizona]] officially cancels their State tournament. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322203012/https://scilympiad.com/data/org/az/public/State%20Tournament%20Cancelled.pdf Source]
* [[Wisconsin]] tweets another update stating that no decision has yet to be made. [https://twitter.com/WIsciolympiad/status/1237848046681153536 Source]
+
* [[Wisconsin]] tweets another update stating that no decision has yet to be made. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200311231752/https://twitter.com/WIsciolympiad/status/1237848046681153536 Source]
* [[Maine]] cancels their State tournament. [https://scilympiad.com/me/ Source]
+
* [[Maine]] cancels their State tournament. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322194928/https://scilympiad.com/me/ Source]
* [[North Carolina]] announces the cancellation of its remaining regional Division A, B and C tournaments along with the state tournaments. [https://www.sciencenc.com/coronavirus-covid-19-update/ Source][https://t.co/qpqLK5yT3p Twitter Source]
+
* [[North Carolina]] announces the cancellation of its remaining regional Division A, B and C tournaments along with the state tournaments. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200312034918/https://www.sciencenc.com/coronavirus-covid-19-update/ Source][https://web.archive.org/web/20200322202524/https://twitter.com/NCSciOlympiad/status/1238099952485781504?s=20 Twitter Source]
* [[Southeast Urban Pennsylvania Regional]] is cancelled [http://www.pascioly.org/index.php?p=announcements&s=b#03102020 Source]
+
* [[Southeast Pennsylvania Regional North]] is cancelled [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322202223/http://www.pascioly.org/index.php?p=announcements&s=b%2303102020 Source]
  
 
===March 10===
 
===March 10===
*[[Ohio]] cancels all remaining regional tournaments as well as the Division B and C state finals [https://ohso.osu.edu/#home-heading-announcements Source]
+
*[[Ohio]] cancels all remaining regional tournaments as well as the Division B and C state finals [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322201820/https://ohso.osu.edu/ Source]
* [[Indiana]] cancels its state tournament with no possibility of a reschedule. [https://twitter.com/indianascioly/status/1237572642799943680?s=21 Source]
+
* [[Indiana]] cancels its state tournament with no possibility of a reschedule. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322201351/https://twitter.com/PurdueScioly/status/1237777357441830912?s=20 Source]
** This comes after Purdue University, the host for the state tournament, has announced that all events involving external visitors have been suspended until May 2. [https://www.purdue.edu/president/messages/campus-community/2020/2003-coronavirus-update-2.php Source]
+
** This comes after Purdue University, the host for the state tournament, has announced that all events involving external visitors have been suspended until May 2. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322201022/https://www.purdue.edu/president/messages/campus-community/2020/2003-coronavirus-update-2.php Source]
* [[New York]] announces that the Mid-Hudson and Mid-Western regionals are cancelled. [https://newyorkscioly.org Source]
+
* [[New York]] announces that the Mid-Hudson and Mid-Western regionals are cancelled. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322200914/https://newyorkscioly.org/ Source]
* A statement from a [[Maryland]] coach says that the state tournament is cancelled with there presumably being no rescheduling. [https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/360162537414721546/687129058538160128/image0.png Source]
+
* A statement from a [[Maryland]] coach says that the state tournament is cancelled with there presumably being no rescheduling. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322200839/https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/360162537414721546/687129058538160128/image0.png Source]
 
** While this was an unofficial announcement, [[Maryland]] later on officially proceeded to cancel the state tournament on March 11.
 
** While this was an unofficial announcement, [[Maryland]] later on officially proceeded to cancel the state tournament on March 11.
* [[New Jersey]] successfully hosts its state tournament for both divisions with no award ceremony. [https://www.njscienceolympiad.org/tournaments/2020/state/2020_State_Final_Results.pdf Source]
+
* [[New Jersey]] successfully hosts its state tournament for both divisions with no award ceremony. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322200801/https://www.njscienceolympiad.org/tournaments/2020/state/2020_State_Final_Results.pdf Source]
* [[Florida]] releases another announcement indicating that the tournament is continuing, although some preventative measures will be taken. [http://uf.floridascienceolympiad.org/index.php/covid-19/ Source] (Overridden March 11)
+
* [[Florida]] releases another announcement indicating that the tournament is continuing, although some preventative measures will be taken. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322200702/http://uf.floridascienceolympiad.org/index.php/covid-19/ Source] (Overridden March 11)
* [[Wisconsin]] sends an email to coaches saying that they are monitoring the situation on a daily basis. As of this date, the State tournament is scheduled to continue, however, this may change at any time. [https://www.wisconsinso.org/sent-emails Source]
+
* [[Wisconsin]] sends an email to coaches saying that they are monitoring the situation on a daily basis. As of this date, the State tournament is scheduled to continue, however, this may change at any time. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322200611/https://www.wisconsinso.org/sent-emails Source]
  
 
===March 9===
 
===March 9===
 
* [[Pennsylvania]] announces:
 
* [[Pennsylvania]] announces:
** The [[Northwest Pennsylvania Regional]] for both Division B and Division C is cancelled. [https://behrend.psu.edu/school-of-science/research-outreach/science-olympiad Source]
+
** The [[Northwest Pennsylvania Regional]] for both Division B and Division C is cancelled. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322200443/https://behrend.psu.edu/school-of-science/research-outreach/science-olympiad Source]
** The [[Northeast Pennsylvania Regional]] "plans to reschedule within the next two months." [https://sites.psu.edu/wbscienceolympiad/ Source]
+
** The [[Northeast Pennsylvania Regional]] "plans to reschedule within the next two months." [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322195426/https://sites.psu.edu/wbscienceolympiad/ Source]
** The [[Central East Pennsylvania Regional]] for Division C is also cancelled. [https://www.kutztown.edu/events/science-olympiad.html Source]
+
** The [[Central East Pennsylvania Regional]] for Division C is also cancelled. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322200250/https://www.kutztown.edu/events/science-olympiad.html Source]
* [[New Jersey]] announces that the state tournament will proceed as scheduled, though the awards ceremony has been cancelled. [https://www.njscienceolympiad.org/ Source]
+
* [[New Jersey]] announces that the state tournament will proceed as scheduled, though the awards ceremony has been cancelled. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322200111/https://www.njscienceolympiad.org/ Source]
  
* [[Connecticut]] announces that the Division B state tournament will not be held. [https://scioly.org/wiki/images/1/1d/2020-03-09.png Source] (Overridden March 11)
+
* [[Connecticut]] announces that the Division B state tournament will not be held. [[Media:2020-03-09.png|Source]] (Overridden March 11)
 
* [[California (South)]] announces that it will not send any teams to the National tournament. [https://scioly.org/forums/viewtopic.php?p=414291#p414291 Source]
 
* [[California (South)]] announces that it will not send any teams to the National tournament. [https://scioly.org/forums/viewtopic.php?p=414291#p414291 Source]
* [[Vermont]] announces that the state tournament will be cancelled: [https://twitter.com/juniperlov/status/1237188889632219136 Source]
+
* [[Vermont]] announces that the state tournament will be cancelled: [https://web.archive.org/web/20200310014047/https:/twitter.com/juniperlov/status/1237188889632219136 Source]
 
* [[Washington]] announces cancellation of the Division B [[Northwest Washington Regional]]. [https://scioly.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=295&t=15656&p=414367#p414367 Source]
 
* [[Washington]] announces cancellation of the Division B [[Northwest Washington Regional]]. [https://scioly.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=295&t=15656&p=414367#p414367 Source]
  
 
===March 8===
 
===March 8===
* [[New York]] announces: [https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/360162537414721546/686325262820179969/NYSSO_STATE_DIRECTOR_LETTER_-_2020-03-08_1.pdf Source]
+
* [[New York]] announces: [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322195525/https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/360162537414721546/686325262820179969/NYSSO_STATE_DIRECTOR_LETTER_-_2020-03-08_1.pdf Source]
 
** The Division C state tournament is cancelled due to the host venue's request
 
** The Division C state tournament is cancelled due to the host venue's request
 
** The Division B state tournament is cancelled in expectation of a worsening situation
 
** The Division B state tournament is cancelled in expectation of a worsening situation
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** The [[Lower Hudson Regional|Lower Hudson]] Division B regional is postponed indefinitely
 
** The [[Lower Hudson Regional|Lower Hudson]] Division B regional is postponed indefinitely
 
** NY has informed the national organization that they will not be sending teams to the National Tournament.
 
** NY has informed the national organization that they will not be sending teams to the National Tournament.
* [[Pennsylvania]] cancels the [[Northeast Pennsylvania Regional]] for both Division B and Division C. Rescheduling is planned within two months. [https://sites.psu.edu/wbscienceolympiad/ Source]
+
* [[Pennsylvania]] cancels the [[Northeast Pennsylvania Regional]] for both Division B and Division C. Rescheduling is planned within two months. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322195426/https://sites.psu.edu/wbscienceolympiad/ Source]
* [[Indiana]] indicates that the state tournament is scheduled to run as planned. [https://purduescioly.org/emergency-info Source] (Overridden March 10)
+
* [[Indiana]] indicates that the state tournament is scheduled to run as planned. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322195304/https://purduescioly.org/emergency-info Source] (Overridden March 10)
  
 
===March 7===
 
===March 7===
 
* [[Florida]] indicates that as of the time of that writing the FL state tournament is planned to take place as scheduled. [https://scioly.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=295&t=15658&start=60#p413732 Source] (Overridden March 11)
 
* [[Florida]] indicates that as of the time of that writing the FL state tournament is planned to take place as scheduled. [https://scioly.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=295&t=15658&start=60#p413732 Source] (Overridden March 11)
* [[Maine]] indicates that as of the time of writing, the Maine state tournament is still planned to take place. [https://scilympiad.com/me/ Source]
+
* [[Maine]] indicates that as of the time of writing, the Maine state tournament is still planned to take place. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322194928/https://scilympiad.com/me/ Source]
* [[Illinois]] indicates at the time of writing that all state competitions are planned to take place as scheduled and that they are monitoring the situation. [http://www.illinoisolympiad.org/state.html Source]
+
* [[Illinois]] indicates at the time of writing that all state competitions are planned to take place as scheduled and that they are monitoring the situation. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200313211846/http://www.illinoisolympiad.org/ Source]
* [[Iowa]] successfully completes both divisions of their State tournament
+
* [[Iowa]] successfully completes both divisions of their State tournament, with [[Ames Middle School]] winning the B Division and [[Ames High School]] winning the C Division. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200319152008/https://sites.google.com/view/iowa-science-olympiad Source]
* [[Delaware]] successfully completes its Division C State tournament
+
* [[Delaware]] successfully completes its Division C State tournament, with [[Charter School of Wilmington]] winning the division.
* [[Minnesota]] successfully completes its Division C State tournament
+
* [[Minnesota]] successfully completes its Division C State tournament, with [[Wayzata High School]] winning the division.
  
 
===March 6===
 
===March 6===
* California (South) announces state tournament cancellation after consultation with host. [https://scioly.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=295&t=15655&start=30#p413595 Source]
+
* California (South) announces that it will not hold its state tournament after recommendations from the Caltech administration. [https://scioly.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=295&t=15655&start=30#p413595 Source]
** Southern California will not reschedule its state tournament and will not send any teams to the 2020 national tournament, according to a statement on March 9 [https://scioly.org/forums/viewtopic.php?p=414294#p414291 Source]
+
* [[North Carolina]] announces that they are monitoring the situation but at the time of writing have no plans of cancelling the NC state tournament or National Tournament through a statement on the NCSO website. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200311183339/https://www.sciencenc.com/coronavirus-covid-19-update/ Source]
* [[North Carolina]] announces that they are monitoring the situation but at the time of writing have no plans of cancelling the NC state tournament or National Tournament. [https://www.sciencenc.com/coronavirus-covid-19-update/ Source] (National Tournament Overridden March 11)
+
* [[Virginia]]'s state director emails coaches saying that VASO plans to follow UVA policies regarding COVID-19 and the state tournament. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322221703/https://pastebin.com/uaCuZiWW Source]
* [[Virginia]]'s state director emails coaches saying that VASO plans to follow UVA policies regarding COVID-19 and the state tournament. [https://pastebin.com/uaCuZiWW Source] (Overridden March 11)
+
 
 +
===March 5===
 +
* '''Science Olympiad provides guidance to state directors and tournament directors in the event of cancellations either by the host or by decision of tournament organizers, providing sample statements in their correspondence. Science Olympiad continues to recommend monitoring local situations and considering "health and safety of all involved." Science Olympiad acknowledges they are considering "how these scenarios affect the decision to move forward with the 2020 Science Olympiad National Tournament."''' [[Media:Coronavirus(COVID-19)Statement_from_Science_Olympiad_03_05_2020.pdf|Source]]
  
 
===March 4===
 
===March 4===
* [[Washington]] announces cancellation of the Division C [[Northwest Washington Regional]]. [https://scioly.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=295&t=15656&start=10#p413328 Source]
+
* [[Washington]] announces cancellation of the Division C [[Northwest Washington Regional]]. [https://web.archive.org/web/20200322193905/https://scioly.org/wiki/images/4/44/Coronavirus%28COVID-19%29Statement_from_Science_Olympiad_03_05_2020.pdf Source]
  
 
===February 29===
 
===February 29===
* [[West Virginia]] successfully completes its Division C State tournament
+
* [[West Virginia]] successfully completes its Division C State tournament.
  
 
===February 28===
 
===February 28===
* [[Missouri]] announces that they are monitoring the situation but at the time of writing the MO state tournament is planned to take place as scheduled. [https://statescioly.org/mo Source]
+
* '''The Science Olympiad organization notifies state directors and tournament officials via email that the national organization is monitoring the COVID-19 situation. They recommended following the advice of state health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the "safety of students and volunteers."''' [[Media:Science_Olympiad_Statement_on_coronavirus_(COVID-19)_02_28_2020.pdf|Source]]
 
+
* [[Missouri]] announces that they are monitoring the situation but at the time of writing the MO state tournament is planned to take place as scheduled. This announcement was made on the front page of their StateScioly page.
 
 
  
 
== List of affected tournaments ==
 
== List of affected tournaments ==
 
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="width: 100%;"
 
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="width: 100%;"
 
|-
 
|-
!Name !!State !!Level !!Status !!Division !!Planned Date !!Announcement Date !!Notes
+
!State !!Level !!Name !!Status !!Division !!Planned Date !!Announcement Date !!Notes
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Arizona]] State Tournament ||AZ ||State ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||3/21/20 ||3/11/20 ||
+
|[[Arizona]] ||S ||State Tournament ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||3/21/20 ||3/11/20 ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Arkansas]] State Tournament ||AR ||State ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||4/11/20 ||3/12/20 ||
+
|[[Arkansas]] ||S ||State Tournament ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||4/11/20 ||3/12/20 ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[California (South)]] State Tournament ||CA(S) ||State ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||4/4/20 ||3/6/20 ||
+
|rowspan="2"|[[California (North)]] ||S ||State Tournament ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||4/18/20 ||3/11/20 ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Colorado]] State Tournament ||CO ||State ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||4/4/20 ||3/12/20 ||
+
|R || [[Santa Clara Regional]] ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C || 3/28/20 || ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[District of Columbia]] Tournament ||DC ||State ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C || ||3/12/20 ||
+
|rowspan="3"|[[California (South)]] ||S ||State Tournament ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||4/4/20 ||3/6/20 ||
 
|-
 
|-
|rowspan="2"|[[Connecticut]] State Tournament ||rowspan="2"|CT ||rowspan="2"|State ||rowspan="2" style="background:#ffffcc"|Postponed ||B ||3/14/20 ||3/9/20 (Cancelled), 3/11/20  ||Postponed until Mid-May
+
|rowspan="2"|R || [[Inland Empire Regional]] ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||3/14/20 || ||
 +
|-
 +
| [[San Diego Regional]] ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||3/21/20 || ||
 +
|-
 +
|[[Colorado]] ||S ||State Tournament ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||4/4/20 ||3/12/20 ||
 +
|-
 +
|[[Delaware]] ||S ||State Tournament ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B ||3/28/20 || ||
 +
|-
 +
|[[District of Columbia]] ||S ||District Tournament ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C || ||3/12/20 ||
 +
|-
 +
|rowspan="2"|[[Connecticut]] ||rowspan="2"|S ||rowspan="2"|State Tournament ||rowspan="2" style="background:#ffffcc"|Postponed ||B ||3/14/20 ||3/9/20 (Cancelled), 3/11/20  ||Postponed until Mid-May
 
|-
 
|-
 
|C ||4/4/20 ||3/11/20 (Postponed) ||Postponed until Mid-May
 
|C ||4/4/20 ||3/11/20 (Postponed) ||Postponed until Mid-May
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Florida]] State Tournament ||FL ||State ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||3/21/20 ||3/7/20, 3/10/20 ||
+
|[[Florida]] ||S ||State Tournament ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||3/21/20 ||3/7/20, 3/10/20 ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Hawaii]] State Tournament ||HI ||State ||style="background:#ccffcc"|Continuing ||B/C ||4/4/20 ||3/11/20 ||
+
|[[Hawaii]] ||S ||State Tournament ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||4/4/20 ||3/11/20 (Continuing), 3/12/20 (Cancelled) ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Illinois]] State Tournament ||IL ||State ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||4/18/20 ||3/12/20 ||
+
|rowspan="3"|[[Idaho]] ||S ||State Tournament ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||4/18/20 ||3/11/20 (Continuing), 3/14/20 (Cancelled) ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[CPS (at IIT) Regional]] ||IL ||Regional ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||3/14/2020 ||3/11/20 ||
+
|rowspan="2"|I ||[[Idaho Mini-Invitationals|St. Ignatius Mini-Invite]] ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||3/21/20 ||3/14/20 ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Belleville East Regional]] ||IL ||Regional ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||3/14/2020 ||3/11/20 ||
+
|[[Eastern Idaho Regional]] ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B ||4/4/20 ||3/14/20 ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Indiana]] State Tournament ||IN ||State ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||3/21/20 ||3/8/20 (Continuing), 3/10/20 (Cancelled)||
+
|rowspan="5"|[[Illinois]] ||S ||State Tournament ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||4/18/20 ||3/12/20 ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Kansas]] State Tournament ||KS ||State ||style="background:#ccffcc"|Continuing ||B/C ||4/4/20 ||3/11/20 ||
+
|rowspan="4"|R ||[[CPS (at IIT) Regional]] ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||3/14/20 ||3/11/20 ||
 
|-
 
|-
|rowspan="2"|[[Massachusetts]] State Tournament ||rowspan="2"|MA ||rowspan="2"|State ||rowspan="2" style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B ||3/14/20 ||3/11/20 ||
+
|[[Belleville East Regional]] ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||3/14/20 ||3/11/20 ||
 +
|-
 +
|[[College of DuPage Regional]] ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||3/14/20 || ||
 +
|-
 +
|[[Rock Valley College Regional]] ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||3/21/20 || ||
 +
|-
 +
|[[Indiana]] ||S ||State Tournament ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||3/21/20 ||3/8/20 (Continuing), 3/10/20 (Cancelled)||
 +
|-
 +
|[[Kansas]] ||S ||State Tournament ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||4/4/20 ||3/12/20 ||
 +
|-
 +
|rowspan="2"|[[Massachusetts]] ||rowspan="2"|S ||rowspan="2"|State Tournament ||rowspan="2" style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B ||3/14/20 ||3/11/20 ||
 
|-
 
|-
 
|C ||3/21/20 ||3/12/20 ||
 
|C ||3/21/20 ||3/12/20 ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Maryland]] State Tournament ||MD ||State ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||4/4/20 ||3/10/20 ||
+
|[[Maryland]] ||S ||State Tournament ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||4/4/20 ||3/10/20 ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Maine]] State Tournament ||ME ||State ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||4/4/20 ||3/7/20 (Continuing), 3/11/20 (Cancelled) ||
+
|[[Maine]] ||S ||State Tournament ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||4/4/20 ||3/7/20 (Continuing), 3/11/20 (Cancelled) ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Michigan]] State Tournament ||MI ||State ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||4/25/20 ||3/12/20 ||
+
|rowspan="5"|[[Michigan]] ||S ||State Tournament ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||4/25/20 ||3/12/20 ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Michigan]] Region 9 Tournament ||MI ||Regional ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||3/28/20 ||3/12/20 ||
+
|rowspan="4"|R ||[[Macomb Community College Regional|Region 7 Tournament]] ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||3/21/20 ||3/12/20 ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Missouri]] State Tournament ||MO ||State ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||4/4/20 ||2/28/20 ||
+
|[[Thurston High School Regional|Region 8 Tournament]] ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||3/28/20 ||3/12/20 ||
|- style="font-weight: bold; background:#ffcccc"
 
|[[2020 National Tournament]] ||NC ||National ||Cancelled ||B/C ||5/16/20 ||3/11/20 || Rules will be replayed for next year
 
 
|-
 
|-
|[[North Carolina]] State Tournament ||NC ||State ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||4/25/20 ||3/6/20 (Continuing), 3/11/20 (Cancelled) ||
+
|[[Adrian College Regional|Region 9 Tournament]] ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||3/28/20 ||3/12/20 ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[New Hampshire]] State Tournament ||NH ||State ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||3/21/20 ||3/11/20 ||
+
|[[Grand Valley State University Regional|Region 12 Tournament]] ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||3/28/20 ||3/12/20 ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[New Jersey]] State Tournament ||NJ ||State ||style="background:#008000; color:white"|Completed ||B/C ||3/10/20 ||3/9/20 ||No awards ceremony, awards mailed instead
+
|[[Minnesota]] ||S ||State Tournament ||style="background:#ffffcc"|Postponed ||B ||4/4/20 ||3/15/20 ||No timetable given for re-schedule
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Nevada]] State Tournament ||NV ||State ||style="background:#ccffcc"|Continuing ||B/C ||3/21/20 ||3/11/20 ||No awards ceremony, awards mailed instead
+
|[[Missouri]] ||S ||State Tournament ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||4/4/20 ||2/28/20 (Continuing), 3/12/20 (Cancelled) ||
 +
|-style="font-weight: bold; background:#ffcccc"
 +
|[[North Carolina]] ||N ||[[2020 National Tournament]] ||Cancelled ||B/C ||5/16/20 ||3/11/20 || Rules will be replayed for next year
 
|-
 
|-
|[[New York]] State Tournament ||NY ||State ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||4/17/20 (B), 3/13/20 (C) ||3/8/20 ||
+
|rowspan="5"|[[North Carolina]] ||S ||State Tournament ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||4/25/20 ||3/6/20 (Continuing), 3/11/20 (Cancelled) ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Mid-Hudson Regional]] ||NY ||Regional ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B ||3/14/20 (B) ||3/8/20 (Continuing), 3/10/20 (Cancelled) ||
+
|rowspan="4"|R ||[[Hickory Regional]] ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||3/21/20 ||3/11/20 ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Mid-Western Regional]] ||NY ||Regional ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B ||3/14/20 (B) ||3/8/20 (Continuing), 3/10/20 (Cancelled) ||
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|[[Cullowhee Regional]] ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B ||3/28/20 ||3/11/20 ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Lower Hudson Regional]] ||NY ||Regional ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B ||3/7/20 (B) ||3/8/20 ||
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|[[Laurinburg Regional]] ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B ||3/28/20 ||3/11/20 ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Ohio]] State Tournament ||OH ||State ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||4/25/20 ||3/10/20 ||
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|[[Greenville Regional]] ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||4/4/20 ||3/11/20 ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Oklahoma]] State Tournament ||OK ||State ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||4/18/20 ||3/12/20 ||
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|rowspan="5"|[[North Dakota]] || S ||State Tournament ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||4/18/20 ||3/13/20 ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Oregon]] State Tournament ||OR ||State ||style="background:#ccffcc"|Continuing ||B/C ||4/18/20 ||3/11/20 ||
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|rowspan="4"|R ||[[Minot Regional]] ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||3/16/20 ||3/13/20 ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Northwest Pennsylvania Regional]] ||PA ||Regional ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||3/10/20 ||3/9/20 ||
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|[[Bismarck Regional]] ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||3/26/20 ||3/12/20 ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Central East Pennsylvania Regional]] ||PA ||Regional ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||C ||3/11/20 ||3/9/20 ||
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|[[Valley City Regional]] ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||3/26/20 ||3/12/20 ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Northeast Pennsylvania Regional]] ||PA ||Regional ||style="background:#ccffcc"|Continuing ||B/C ||3/11/20 ||3/8/20 ||Rescheduling is planned within 2 months
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|[[Bottineau Regional]] ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||3/31/20 || ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Rhode Island]] State Tournament ||RI ||State ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||4/18/20 ||3/11/20 ||
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|[[Nebraska]] ||S ||State Tournament ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||4/19/20 ||3/12/20 ||
 
|-
 
|-
|rowspan="2"|[[South Carolina]] State Tournament ||rowspan="2"|SC ||rowspan="2"|State ||rowspan="2" style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B ||3/14/20 ||3/12/20 ||
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|[[New Hampshire]] ||S ||State Tournament ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||3/21/20 ||3/11/20 ||
 
|-
 
|-
|C ||3/21/20 ||3/12/20 ||
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|[[New Jersey]] ||S ||State Tournament ||style="background:#008000; color:white"|Completed ||B/C ||3/10/20 ||3/9/20 ||No awards ceremony, awards mailed instead
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|-
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|[[Nevada]] ||S ||State Tournament ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||3/21/20 ||3/11/20 (Continuing), 3/12/20 (Cancelled) ||
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|-
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|rowspan="5"|[[New York]] ||rowspan="2"|S ||rowspan="2"|State Tournament ||rowspan="2" style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B ||4/17/20 ||3/8/20 ||
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|-
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|C ||3/13/20 ||3/8/20 ||
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|-
 +
|rowspan="3"|R ||[[Mid-Hudson Regional]] ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B ||3/14/20 (B) ||3/8/20 (Continuing), 3/10/20 (Cancelled) ||
 +
|-
 +
|[[Midwestern Regional]] ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B ||3/14/20 (B) ||3/8/20 (Continuing), 3/10/20 (Cancelled) ||
 +
|-
 +
|[[Lower Hudson Regional]] ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B ||3/7/20 (B) ||3/8/20 ||
 +
|-
 +
|rowspan="4"|[[Ohio]] ||S ||State Tournament ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||4/25/20 ||3/10/20 ||
 +
|-
 +
|rowspan="3"|R ||[[Eastern Ohio Regional]] ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||3/14/20 ||3/10/20 ||
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|-
 +
|[[Central Ohio Regional]] ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||3/14/20 ||3/10/20 ||
 +
|-
 +
|[[Western Ohio Regional]] ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||3/21/20 ||3/10/20 ||
 +
|-
 +
|[[Oklahoma]] ||S ||State Tournament ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||4/18/20 ||3/12/20 ||
 +
|-
 +
|[[Oregon]] ||S ||State Tournament ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||4/18/20 ||3/11/20 (Continuing), 3/12/20 (Cancelled)||
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|-
 +
|rowspan="5"|[[Pennsylvania]] ||S ||State Tournament ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||4/25/20 ||3/12/20 ||
 +
|-
 +
|rowspan="4"|R ||[[Northwest Pennsylvania Regional]] ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||3/10/20 ||3/9/20 ||
 +
|-
 +
|[[Central East Pennsylvania Regional]] ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||C ||3/11/20 ||3/9/20 ||
 +
|-
 +
|[[Northeast Pennsylvania Regional]] ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||3/11/20 ||3/8/20 (Reschedueling), 3/12/20 (Cancelled) ||
 +
|-
 +
|[[Southeast Pennsylvania Regional North]] ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||3/21/20 ||3/11/20 ||
 +
|-
 +
|[[Rhode Island]] ||S ||State Tournament ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||4/18/20 ||3/11/20 ||
 +
|-
 +
|rowspan="2"|[[South Carolina]] ||S ||State Tournament ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||3/21/20 ||3/12/20 ||
 +
|-
 +
|R ||[[Newberry Regional]] ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||3/21/20 ||3/12/20 ||
 +
|-
 +
|[[South Dakota]] ||S ||State Tournament ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||3/21/20 ||3/11/20 (Pending), 3/12/20 (Cancelled) ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[South Dakota]] State Tournament ||SD ||State ||style="background:#ffffcc"|Pending ||B/C ||3/21/20 ||3/11/20 || Pending decision as of 3/11/20
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|[[Tennessee]] ||S ||State Tournament ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||4/25/20 || 3/12/20 (Continuing), 3/16/20 (Cancelled) ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Texas]] State Tournament ||TX ||State ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||4/25/20 ||3/12/20 ||
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|[[Texas]] ||S ||State Tournament ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||4/25/20 ||3/12/20 ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Virginia]] State Tournament ||VA ||State ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||3/28/20 ||3/6/20 (Continuing), 3/11/20 (Rescheduling), 3/11/20 (Cancelled) || Cancelled shortly after the National Tournament was cancelled.
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|[[Virginia]] ||S ||State Tournament ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||3/28/20 ||3/6/20 (Continuing), 3/11/20 (Rescheduling), 3/11/20 (Cancelled) || Cancelled shortly after the National Tournament was cancelled.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Vermont]] State Tournament ||VT ||State ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||3/14/20 ||3/9/20 ||
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|[[Vermont]] ||S ||State Tournament ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||3/14/20 ||3/9/20 ||
 
|-
 
|-
|rowspan="2"|[[Northwest Washington Regional]] ||rowspan="2"|WA ||rowspan="2"|Regional ||rowspan="2" style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||C ||3/7/20 ||3/4/20 ||
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|rowspan="2"|[[Washington]] ||rowspan="2"|R ||rowspan="2"|[[Northwest Washington Regional]] ||rowspan="2" style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||C ||3/7/20 ||3/4/20 ||
 
|-
 
|-
 
|B ||3/21/20 ||3/9/20 ||
 
|B ||3/21/20 ||3/9/20 ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Wisconsin]] State Tournament ||WI ||State ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||4/18/20 ||3/10/20 ||
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|[[Wisconsin]] ||S ||State Tournament ||style="background:#ffcccc"|Cancelled ||B/C ||4/18/20 ||3/10/20 ||
 
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''' Will the national tournament be cancelled? '''
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*'''Will 9th graders next year be allowed to participate in Division B in 2021?'''
  
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[[Category:History]]

Revision as of 08:34, 25 October 2020

States which released announcements about the situation, but had not cancelled tournaments in their entirety
Cancellations
States which had cancelled some regional tournaments
States which had postponed their state tournaments until a later date
States which had cancelled one division of their state tournament
States which had cancelled both divisions of their state tournament
Tournaments Already Held
States which had completed one division of their state tournament
States which had completed both divisions of their state tournament

The outbreak of COVID-19 throughout the United States affected many tournaments during the 2020 season. Nearly every state tournament was cancelled, with the exception of a few select tournaments that had already occurred. Many Science Olympiad organizations released statements on the matter prior to cancellation. Most states that initially chose not to cancel their state or regional tournaments later reversed their decision, although a few of the earliest tournaments simply added restrictions to those tournaments or held the tournaments as planned. Throughout the outbreak, the national Science Olympiad organization proactively provided guidance to state and tournament directors with recommendations to follow the advice of health authorities and prioritize the "health and safety of all involved," sample statements for possible cancellation scenarios, and updates from the national level, sent on February 28, March 5, and March 11.

The first state to cancel a regional was the Northwest Washington Regional on March 4, approximately one week before the National tournament announced the cancellation. The first state to cancel a state tournament was Southern California, on March 6. After this time, state and regional tournaments began to cancel increasingly rapidly throughout the nation. Originally, there was a significant amount of confusion on how bids would be allocated for tournaments with cancelled state tournaments. On March 8, New York Science Olympiad announced they would not be sending teams to the National Tournament, with Southern California following suit one day later.

On March 11, the National Tournament for the 2019-2020 season was cancelled due to concerns over COVID-19 per social media posts by the Science Olympiad Alumni Network. The posts also announced that the events of the 2021 season would now instead be the same as those of the 2020 season, a remark which has caused various amounts of support and backlash. Following this announcement, almost all state and regional tournaments were cancelled.

Timeline

States which released announcements about the situation, but had not cancelled tournaments in their entirety
Cancellations
States which had cancelled some regional tournaments
States which had postponed their state tournaments until a later date
States which had cancelled one division of their state tournament
States which had cancelled both divisions of their state tournament
Tournaments Already Held
States which had completed one division of their state tournament
States which had completed both divisions of their state tournament

March 23

  • Alaska announces the cancellation of their state tournament. Source

March 18

  • Wyoming cancels its state tournament, per an email from the tournament director. Source

March 16

  • Tennessee cancels its state tournament. Source
  • Delaware's Division B and Division A tournaments have been cancelled (exact date when cancellation occurred not known). Source

March 15

  • Minnesota announces the cancellation of the Division B state tournament, with hopes of rescheduling. Source

March 14

Even More Important - Your Health!
During this global COVID-19 pandemic, please take care of yourself, your family and those around you. Health is a priority. If you have the ability, please consider helping those in need in your community - we can all get through this together. We are going to need each other. As of 3/14/20, we can confirm that nearly every state has officially cancelled all Science Olympiad events; only three events remain.

At the time of the statement, it is not known whether the three remaining state tournaments will cancel.

March 13

March 12

March 11

  • Science Olympiad notifies state directors of the decision to cancel the National Tournament at North Carolina State, a decision made following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state of North Carolina, and North Carolina State University with a focus on the health and safety of students, teachers, coaches, supervisors, officials, key personnel, and volunteers. Science Olympiad recommends cancelling all elementary, Division B and C qualifying tournaments on a "forward-going basis." Source Official Source Twitter Source
  • Louisiana announces the cancellation of their state tournament. Source
  • Nevada announces that State tournament will continue as scheduled, but the awards ceremony has been cancelled. Awards will be mailed to teams. [Source ?]
  • Massachusetts announces the cancellation of its B Div State tournament [Source ?]
  • Oregon releases a statement saying that they are monitoring the situation. No tournaments are currently cancelled. Source
  • New Hampshire announces the cancellation of its state tournament. Source
  • Maryland state tournament is officially declared to be cancelled. Source
    • This comes after Johns Hopkins University, host of the Maryland state tournament, who released a statement saying they are moving to online classes through at least April 12. Alongside that, Johns Hopkins is also discouraging any sort of non-essential university activities or events. Source pt. 1 Source pt. 2 Source pt. 3
  • Connecticut decides to instead postpone both the Div B and Div C state tournaments til a later date. Source Raw Source
  • Virginia's state board announces that they are considering their options due to UVA, host of the Virginia State Tournament, banning events on the campus. Source UVA Source
    • Following the cancellation of the national tournament, Virginia announces that they will not be rescheduling their state tournament. Source
  • Illinois announces the CPS/IIT Regional, Belleville East Regional, and College of DuPage Regional will be cancelled due to the rapid spread of COVID-19 in Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago suburbs. Source Raw Source
    • University of Illinois, later on, released a mass mail saying they will move to online classes and that activities with more than 50 people will be prohibited. Source
  • Hawaii announces that its State tournament will continue as scheduled, as per an email sent by the state director.
  • Kansas's state director announces to coaches that the State tournament will continue as scheduled as long as the host does not make any changes.
  • Kansas cancels state tournament. Source
  • Florida announces that their state tournament is cancelled. Source
  • California (South) announces cancellation of their regional tournament in San Diego. Source
  • Georgia announces cancellation of the state tournament in both divisions. Source
  • Utah announces cancellation of their state tournament. Source
  • Idaho announces it is following the COVID-19 situation. Their state tournament is currently still planned. Source
  • California (North) announces cancellation of their state tournament. Source
  • Rhode Island announces the cancellation of their state tournament. Source
  • South Dakota releases a statement to coaches that a decision regarding the State tournament is pending. Source
  • Arizona officially cancels their State tournament. Source
  • Wisconsin tweets another update stating that no decision has yet to be made. Source
  • Maine cancels their State tournament. Source
  • North Carolina announces the cancellation of its remaining regional Division A, B and C tournaments along with the state tournaments. SourceTwitter Source
  • Southeast Pennsylvania Regional North is cancelled Source

March 10

  • Ohio cancels all remaining regional tournaments as well as the Division B and C state finals Source
  • Indiana cancels its state tournament with no possibility of a reschedule. Source
    • This comes after Purdue University, the host for the state tournament, has announced that all events involving external visitors have been suspended until May 2. Source
  • New York announces that the Mid-Hudson and Mid-Western regionals are cancelled. Source
  • A statement from a Maryland coach says that the state tournament is cancelled with there presumably being no rescheduling. Source
    • While this was an unofficial announcement, Maryland later on officially proceeded to cancel the state tournament on March 11.
  • New Jersey successfully hosts its state tournament for both divisions with no award ceremony. Source
  • Florida releases another announcement indicating that the tournament is continuing, although some preventative measures will be taken. Source (Overridden March 11)
  • Wisconsin sends an email to coaches saying that they are monitoring the situation on a daily basis. As of this date, the State tournament is scheduled to continue, however, this may change at any time. Source

March 9

March 8

  • New York announces: Source
    • The Division C state tournament is cancelled due to the host venue's request
    • The Division B state tournament is cancelled in expectation of a worsening situation
    • The Mid-Hudson and Mid-Western Division B regionals are currently set to take place as scheduled. (Overridden March 10)
    • The Lower Hudson Division B regional is postponed indefinitely
    • NY has informed the national organization that they will not be sending teams to the National Tournament.
  • Pennsylvania cancels the Northeast Pennsylvania Regional for both Division B and Division C. Rescheduling is planned within two months. Source
  • Indiana indicates that the state tournament is scheduled to run as planned. Source (Overridden March 10)

March 7

  • Florida indicates that as of the time of that writing the FL state tournament is planned to take place as scheduled. Source (Overridden March 11)
  • Maine indicates that as of the time of writing, the Maine state tournament is still planned to take place. Source
  • Illinois indicates at the time of writing that all state competitions are planned to take place as scheduled and that they are monitoring the situation. Source
  • Iowa successfully completes both divisions of their State tournament, with Ames Middle School winning the B Division and Ames High School winning the C Division. Source
  • Delaware successfully completes its Division C State tournament, with Charter School of Wilmington winning the division.
  • Minnesota successfully completes its Division C State tournament, with Wayzata High School winning the division.

March 6

  • California (South) announces that it will not hold its state tournament after recommendations from the Caltech administration. Source
  • North Carolina announces that they are monitoring the situation but at the time of writing have no plans of cancelling the NC state tournament or National Tournament through a statement on the NCSO website. Source
  • Virginia's state director emails coaches saying that VASO plans to follow UVA policies regarding COVID-19 and the state tournament. Source

March 5

  • Science Olympiad provides guidance to state directors and tournament directors in the event of cancellations either by the host or by decision of tournament organizers, providing sample statements in their correspondence. Science Olympiad continues to recommend monitoring local situations and considering "health and safety of all involved." Science Olympiad acknowledges they are considering "how these scenarios affect the decision to move forward with the 2020 Science Olympiad National Tournament." Source

March 4

February 29

  • West Virginia successfully completes its Division C State tournament.

February 28

  • The Science Olympiad organization notifies state directors and tournament officials via email that the national organization is monitoring the COVID-19 situation. They recommended following the advice of state health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the "safety of students and volunteers." Source
  • Missouri announces that they are monitoring the situation but at the time of writing the MO state tournament is planned to take place as scheduled. This announcement was made on the front page of their StateScioly page.

List of affected tournaments

State Level Name Status Division Planned Date Announcement Date Notes
Arizona S State Tournament Cancelled B/C 3/21/20 3/11/20
Arkansas S State Tournament Cancelled B/C 4/11/20 3/12/20
California (North) S State Tournament Cancelled B/C 4/18/20 3/11/20
R Santa Clara Regional Cancelled B/C 3/28/20
California (South) S State Tournament Cancelled B/C 4/4/20 3/6/20
R Inland Empire Regional Cancelled B/C 3/14/20
San Diego Regional Cancelled B/C 3/21/20
Colorado S State Tournament Cancelled B/C 4/4/20 3/12/20
Delaware S State Tournament Cancelled B 3/28/20
District of Columbia S District Tournament Cancelled B/C 3/12/20
Connecticut S State Tournament Postponed B 3/14/20 3/9/20 (Cancelled), 3/11/20 Postponed until Mid-May
C 4/4/20 3/11/20 (Postponed) Postponed until Mid-May
Florida S State Tournament Cancelled B/C 3/21/20 3/7/20, 3/10/20
Hawaii S State Tournament Cancelled B/C 4/4/20 3/11/20 (Continuing), 3/12/20 (Cancelled)
Idaho S State Tournament Cancelled B/C 4/18/20 3/11/20 (Continuing), 3/14/20 (Cancelled)
I St. Ignatius Mini-Invite Cancelled B/C 3/21/20 3/14/20
Eastern Idaho Regional Cancelled B 4/4/20 3/14/20
Illinois S State Tournament Cancelled B/C 4/18/20 3/12/20
R CPS (at IIT) Regional Cancelled B/C 3/14/20 3/11/20
Belleville East Regional Cancelled B/C 3/14/20 3/11/20
College of DuPage Regional Cancelled B/C 3/14/20
Rock Valley College Regional Cancelled B/C 3/21/20
Indiana S State Tournament Cancelled B/C 3/21/20 3/8/20 (Continuing), 3/10/20 (Cancelled)
Kansas S State Tournament Cancelled B/C 4/4/20 3/12/20
Massachusetts S State Tournament Cancelled B 3/14/20 3/11/20
C 3/21/20 3/12/20
Maryland S State Tournament Cancelled B/C 4/4/20 3/10/20
Maine S State Tournament Cancelled B/C 4/4/20 3/7/20 (Continuing), 3/11/20 (Cancelled)
Michigan S State Tournament Cancelled B/C 4/25/20 3/12/20
R Region 7 Tournament Cancelled B/C 3/21/20 3/12/20
Region 8 Tournament Cancelled B/C 3/28/20 3/12/20
Region 9 Tournament Cancelled B/C 3/28/20 3/12/20
Region 12 Tournament Cancelled B/C 3/28/20 3/12/20
Minnesota S State Tournament Postponed B 4/4/20 3/15/20 No timetable given for re-schedule
Missouri S State Tournament Cancelled B/C 4/4/20 2/28/20 (Continuing), 3/12/20 (Cancelled)
North Carolina N 2020 National Tournament Cancelled B/C 5/16/20 3/11/20 Rules will be replayed for next year
North Carolina S State Tournament Cancelled B/C 4/25/20 3/6/20 (Continuing), 3/11/20 (Cancelled)
R Hickory Regional Cancelled B/C 3/21/20 3/11/20
Cullowhee Regional Cancelled B 3/28/20 3/11/20
Laurinburg Regional Cancelled B 3/28/20 3/11/20
Greenville Regional Cancelled B/C 4/4/20 3/11/20
North Dakota S State Tournament Cancelled B/C 4/18/20 3/13/20
R Minot Regional Cancelled B/C 3/16/20 3/13/20
Bismarck Regional Cancelled B/C 3/26/20 3/12/20
Valley City Regional Cancelled B/C 3/26/20 3/12/20
Bottineau Regional Cancelled B/C 3/31/20
Nebraska S State Tournament Cancelled B/C 4/19/20 3/12/20
New Hampshire S State Tournament Cancelled B/C 3/21/20 3/11/20
New Jersey S State Tournament Completed B/C 3/10/20 3/9/20 No awards ceremony, awards mailed instead
Nevada S State Tournament Cancelled B/C 3/21/20 3/11/20 (Continuing), 3/12/20 (Cancelled)
New York S State Tournament Cancelled B 4/17/20 3/8/20
C 3/13/20 3/8/20
R Mid-Hudson Regional Cancelled B 3/14/20 (B) 3/8/20 (Continuing), 3/10/20 (Cancelled)
Midwestern Regional Cancelled B 3/14/20 (B) 3/8/20 (Continuing), 3/10/20 (Cancelled)
Lower Hudson Regional Cancelled B 3/7/20 (B) 3/8/20
Ohio S State Tournament Cancelled B/C 4/25/20 3/10/20
R Eastern Ohio Regional Cancelled B/C 3/14/20 3/10/20
Central Ohio Regional Cancelled B/C 3/14/20 3/10/20
Western Ohio Regional Cancelled B/C 3/21/20 3/10/20
Oklahoma S State Tournament Cancelled B/C 4/18/20 3/12/20
Oregon S State Tournament Cancelled B/C 4/18/20 3/11/20 (Continuing), 3/12/20 (Cancelled)
Pennsylvania S State Tournament Cancelled B/C 4/25/20 3/12/20
R Northwest Pennsylvania Regional Cancelled B/C 3/10/20 3/9/20
Central East Pennsylvania Regional Cancelled C 3/11/20 3/9/20
Northeast Pennsylvania Regional Cancelled B/C 3/11/20 3/8/20 (Reschedueling), 3/12/20 (Cancelled)
Southeast Pennsylvania Regional North Cancelled B/C 3/21/20 3/11/20
Rhode Island S State Tournament Cancelled B/C 4/18/20 3/11/20
South Carolina S State Tournament Cancelled B/C 3/21/20 3/12/20
R Newberry Regional Cancelled B/C 3/21/20 3/12/20
South Dakota S State Tournament Cancelled B/C 3/21/20 3/11/20 (Pending), 3/12/20 (Cancelled)
Tennessee S State Tournament Cancelled B/C 4/25/20 3/12/20 (Continuing), 3/16/20 (Cancelled)
Texas S State Tournament Cancelled B/C 4/25/20 3/12/20
Virginia S State Tournament Cancelled B/C 3/28/20 3/6/20 (Continuing), 3/11/20 (Rescheduling), 3/11/20 (Cancelled) Cancelled shortly after the National Tournament was cancelled.
Vermont S State Tournament Cancelled B/C 3/14/20 3/9/20
Washington R Northwest Washington Regional Cancelled C 3/7/20 3/4/20
B 3/21/20 3/9/20
Wisconsin S State Tournament Cancelled B/C 4/18/20 3/10/20

Frequently Asked Questions

Please do not answer questions based on speculation. All claims should be verifiable through a credible source.

  • Will my state's tournaments be rescheduled?
Each state differs by its response to tournament cancellations. Please check your state's official Science Olympiad website and with your regional or state directors for information about tournaments in your state.
  • Will the national tournament be cancelled?
The national tournament director has stated the tournament is now cancelled. Source
  • Will the national tournament be rescheduled?
There has been no definitive statement from the national tournament. However, the phrasing of the cancellation message suggests that the 2020 season is functionally over.
  • Will 9th graders next year be allowed to participate in Division B in 2021?
Science Olympiad has not made any announcements on this subject.