March Madness will take place without fans in stands.

NCAA President Mark Emmert released a statement Wednesday announcing that upcoming championship events, including the Division I men’s and women’s basketball tournaments affectionately known as March Madness, will restrict attendance to only essential staff and limited family attendance.

“While I understand how disappointing this is for all fans of our sports, my decision is based on the current understanding of how COVID-19 is progressing in the United States. This decision is in the best interest of public health, including that of coaches, administrators, fans and, most importantly, our student-athletes. We recognize the opportunity to compete in an NCAA national championship is an experience of a lifetime for the students and their families. Today, we will move forward and conduct championships consistent with current information and will continue to monitor and make adjustments as needed,” Emmert’s statement read.

With the attendance restrictions, it is currently unclear if media will be attending March Madness.

The news comes shortly after Ohio governor Mike DeWine had announced that an order limiting mass gatherings would mean that First Four in Dayton and March 20-22 games in Cleveland would be played without fans. The Ivy League has also shut down all remaining spring sports practices and games.

The SEC used its official Twitter account to say that its men’s basketball tournament in Nashville will continue as regularly scheduled.