The country's slow-motion coronavirus shutdown is speeding up. Companies and organizations are making new announcements almost every minute. These are just some of the announcements from the past few hours:
- Broadway is going dark.
- The PGA Tour is banning fans.
- The NFL is cancelling its annual meeting.
- Numerous basketball tournaments are canceled.
- Major League Soccer's season has been suspended.
- The National Hockey League's season has been suspended.
- This month's release of "A Quiet Place II" has been postponed.
- The next "Fast and Furious" movie has been rescheduled for April 2021.
- Some scripted television shows are pausing production. Additional talk shows are forgoing studio audiences.
- The Montclair Film Festival is being rescheduled.
- Jerry Seinfeld's comedy shows are being postponed.
- Billy Joel's performances at Madison Square Garden are being delayed until the fall.
- The Metropolitan Museum, Carnegie Hall and other New York museums are temporarily closing.
- In Washington, The National Archives has canceled events through the beginning of March.
- In Los Angeles, City Hall will close to all non-city hall employees.
- Sunday's Democratic debate on CNN is being moved from Phoenix to Washington.
- The Association of Tennis Professionals suspended the men's pro tour.
- NASCAR will hold races without fans.
And within minutes of writing this post, the 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Cleveland was postponed and Duke University suspended all athletic competition.