Well, that’s worse than many of us were willing to contemplate.
Today, Sunday, March 15, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged a nationwide halt to gatherings of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic.
For the next eight weeks, organizers should cancel or postpone in-person events of that size throughout the United States in an effort to “flatten the curve” of the virus’s spread and prevent the outbreak from overwhelming U.S. healthcare facilities, the CDC said.
The advisory doesn’t apply to the day-to-day operation of organizations such as schools, institutes of higher learning, or businesses, but events such as conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings, and other types of assemblies should be avoided, the CDC said.
As of the latest report on Sunday 3,461 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the United States with 64 deaths.