CDC Recommends Canceling Or Postponing Gatherings Of 50 Or More People For 8 Weeks

DULUTH, Minn. – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say Americans should cancel or postpone all gatherings of 50 people or more for the next eight weeks.

That’s as experts say social distancing is imperative to curb the spread of coronavirus.

The CDC says the new guidance applies to conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings, and any other gatherings.

It applies to organizational events and those individuals have planned.

According to the CDC, travelers at such gatherings could bring coronavirus to communities that don’t yet have it.

It says any events that do take place need to prioritize the protection of vulnerable populations. And, they need to emphasize hand washing and social distancing.

There are currently more than 153,000 cases worldwide and more than 5,700 deaths.

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