Ohio State’s decision to not allow family members to attend football games was a difficult one, so says Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day.

As part of Franklin County’s stay-at-home advisory, No. 3 Ohio State has decided that there will not be attendance for this Saturday’s game against No. 9 Indiana. The advisory is due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, part of a spike in the pandemic nationally.

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“There’s certainly been a lot of disappointment over the last few months, and this is another one,” Day said on Thursday in an interview. “It’s hard, but we’ve got to be strong. We’ve got to help support these guys and make sure we’re strong for them.”

Last week, Ohio State’s game at Maryland was cancelled due to a surge of coronavirus cases in the Terrapins program. Maryland saw their game this weekend against Michigan State cancelled with 22 reported cases within their program, a number which includes 15 players as well as head coach Mike Locksley.

For Ohio State, they are in the center of the state’s hotspot for the virus.

Columbus, OH, where the university is located, is in Franklin County where health officials are advising people to stay at home beginning Nov. 20. Franklin County leads the state in coronavirus cases (44,809) and is second in hospitalizations (2,484) and deaths (653).

Attendance for the season-ending game against Michigan on Dec. 12, one of the most storied rivalries in college football, has yet to be determined.