All The Shows and Events That Have Been Canceled Due to Coronavirus

The coronavirus (CVOID-19) has been spreading from country to country and person to person for months now. Recently, the United States decided to take drastic measures to slow down the spread of the virus. In light of the virus, big events and shows at large public arenas are being canceled so that people have a lower chance of catching the virus. Here are some of the biggest cancellations.

SXSW Conference and Festivals
SXSW Conference and Festivals | Diego Donamaria/Getty Images for SXSW

SXSW

One of the first events to be canceled because of the virus was South by Southwest. The festival announced its cancelation in early March.

“The City of Austin has canceled the March dates for SXSW and SXSW EDU. SXSW will faithfully follow the City’s directions,” a statement by the festival read.

“We are devastated to share this news with you. ‘The show must go on’ is in our DNA, and this is the first time in 34 years that the March event will not take place. We are now working through the ramifications of this unprecedented situation.”

The NBA season

On Mar. 11, the NBA announced that it was suspending the rest of the season after Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz tested positive for the virus. Gobert issued an apology for being careless and possibly infecting others.

“I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of concern and support over the last 24 hours,” he wrote. “I have gone through so many emotions since learning of my diagnosis…mostly fear, anxiety, and embarrassment.
The first and most important thing is I would like to publicly apologize to the people that I may have endangered. At the time, I had no idea I was even infected. I was careless and make no excuse. I hope my story serves as a warning and causes everyone to take this seriously.”

Broadway

If you were planning on seeing a show on Broadway, that won’t be happening anytime soon. All Broadway performances are now canceled until April 12.

“We are taking new actions to reduce the density of people across the state,” New York governor Andrew Cuomo said. “Starting Friday at 5PM, gatherings with 500 people or more will not be permitted in NYS. Additionally, for facilities with an occupancy of 500 or fewer, we are reducing the legal capacity by 50%. For Broadway theaters in Manhattan, these rules will go into effect at 5PM today. We have already spoken to the theaters about these new measures and they agreed.”

Shows and movies

Riverdale was shooting its fourth season in Vancouver, Canada when one of the crew members came in contact with someone who tested positive for the virus. Warner Bros halted production as a result.

Apple’s series The Morning Show is now on a two-week break because of the virus. Survivor has also stopped production of the 41st season of the show due to travel concerns.

Amazing Race has also stopped production. This is merely a precaution as no one involved with the show has tested positive.

Peter Rabbit 2 will be pushed from its March release date to August. The live-action version of Mulan was set to be released in March but will now get a later release date.

Grey’s Anatomy also halted production for two weeks.

Out of an abundance of caution, production is postponed on Grey’s Anatomy effective immediately,” the show’s executive producers said in an email, according to E! News. “We are going home now for at least two weeks and waiting to see how the coronavirus situation evolves. This decision was made to ensure the health and safety of the whole cast and crew and the safety of our loved ones outside of work, and it was made in accordance with Mayor Garcetti’s suggestion that we not gather in groups of more than 50. Stay safe, stay healthy, stay hydrated, stay home as much as possible, and wash your hands frequently. Please take care of yourselves and each other. As updates come in, we will keep you informed. Thank you for all that you do! Krista, Debbie, & James.”