Get ready, we could be without sports for another eight weeks, according to a new recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
It already feels like it’s been an eternity since we’ve seen a live sporting event (unless you count UFC Brasilia which was the only American sporting event left operating this week). Unfortunately, things could get a lot worse before they get better in terms of the major sports like NBA, MLB and NHL resuming their seasons.
On Sunday afternoon The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended no events be held with 50 or more attendees for the next eight weeks. That doesn’t just include things like sporting events and live TV tapings, but weddings, funerals and parties.
“Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States via travelers who attend these events and introduce the virus to new communities,” the CDC said.
This is, of course, just a recommendation and at press time could be altered depending on the individual event.
The coronavirus first emerged in Dec. 2019 in the city of Wuhan, China. To date, more than 100,000 cases have been confirmed worldwide and the virus has been identified in more than 120 countries, including the United States.
For more information about COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website or the website for your state’s Department of Health.