The Earthquakes issued the following statement on Wednesday regarding the postponement of their upcoming match against Sporting Kansas City due to the coronavirus outbreak.
"The San Jose Earthquakes today announced that the club will postpone the match vs. Sporting Kansas City at Earthquakes Stadium scheduled for March 21 to a future date to be determined later.
"We're very supportive of the mandate by the County's Public Health Department," said Earthquakes Chief Operating Officer Jared Shawlee. "We'd like to thank all of our community partners, including the City of San Jose and the County of Santa Clara, for their assistance and we would also like to thank our fans, players and staff for their patience and understanding throughout this unprecedented time. We will continue to work with local agencies and league officials and provide updates as available."
The postponement was prompted by the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department's mandate barring gatherings of 1,000 or more people through the end of March due to COVID-19 concerns.
All tickets already purchased for March 21 will remain valid for the rescheduled date. Season ticket holders should contact their respective Account Services Representative with any questions."
Over 1,000 people are confirmed to have the coronavirus in the United States, which is labeled COVID-19 by the World Health Organization. Twenty-eight people have died nationwide, according to NBC News.