A Whole Bunch More Stuff Just Got Postponed Due To Coronavirus

Published on March 16, 2020

As the Coronavirus continues to spread, another day means another round of postponed events. As of Monday, several important societal, cultural, and entertainment-based events have been postponed, with surely more to follow.

The Supreme Court

Due to the threat from COVID-19, The Supreme Court is postponing arguments through early April. Six out of the nine Supreme Court justices are over 65, and at higher risk for becoming seriously ill if infected with the virus. The oldest justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is 87.

The last time the Supreme Court building closed for arguments was after the anthrax scare of October 2001.

The Met Gala

The Met Gala is also officially postponed in response to the coronavirus. Organizers said last week that the event was under review, and a decision would be made in early April.

The situation is now severe enough that the Met Museum will remain closed until April 4, and all events at the museum will be canceled through May 15. This includes the gala, which was supposed to take place on May 4. The organizers of the gala postponed the event indefinitely.

Saturday Night Live

It’s not just events taking the hit. Saturday Night Live is the latest TV show to suspend production in the wake of COVID-19. The March 28th episode, with John Krasinski as host will not air. The show is postponed until further notice.

An NBCUniversal spokesperson said, “The safety of our employees continue to be our top priority. We will monitor the situation closely and make decisions about future shows on an ongoing basis as further information develops.”

UFC

The UFC is also postponing its next 3 events because of the coronavirus. Dana White, president of the UFC, previously expressed defiance when asked about canceling events.

White insists that the next big fight, Khabib Nurmagomedov v. Tony Ferguson will still happen on April 18, although the location is subject to change.

All The Rest and What Happens Next

Melania Trump also canceled the White House Easter egg hunt due to concerns about COVID-19. Beginning Tuesday, the entire Bay Area will be under a shelter in place order to try to present the spread of the virus.

As the situation with the coronavirus continues to develop, we can expect more cancelations, postponements, closures, and warnings to stay at home.

Olivia Smith is a Staff Writer at Grit Daily. Based in San Francisco, she covers events, entertainment, fashion, and technology. She also serves as a Voices contributor at PopSugar.

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