Shows canceled or postponed due to COVID-19 and its variants
It feels like we’re reliving 2020! The rising cases of COVID-19 and its Delta and Omicron variants ahead of the holidays put many important events on hold. According to the national health protection agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Omicron was “discovered in most states and territories and is rapidly increasing the proportion of COVID-19 cases it causes” on December 20, 2021. . “
The outbreak of the variant is of great concern; To avoid further cases, the entertainment and sports world has decided to cancel or postpone its scheduled events.
Starting with the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, and the National Hockey League, which decided to postpone dozens of games.
The NFL relocated the Las Vegas Raiders, Cleveland Browns, Washington Football Team and the Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Seahawks and Los Angeles Rams.
“We made these schedule changes based on medical advice and after speaking with the NFLPA as we are seeing a new, highly transmissible form of the virus this week that is causing a significant increase in cases across the league,” the NFL said in an explanation with. “We continue to make decisions in consultation with medical experts to ensure the health and safety of the NFL community.”
According to the NBA’s health and safety protocols for the 2021-22 season, the 30-team professional basketball league has postponed nine games, including Wizards vs. Nets, Raptors vs. Bulls, and Nets vs. Blazers.
The NHL has postponed at least 50 games and announced the withdrawal of its athletes from the Beijing Olympics. According to the commissioner Gary BettmanSending players to Beijing is “no longer feasible”.
The entertainment industry is also suffering from the pandemic. The Critics Choice Association announced that it has postponed its annual gala, due to air on January 9th. At the same time, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has postponed its Governors Awards ceremony, which was scheduled for January 15.
Broadway could return to the unthinkable. Although it is not completely closed, shows have been canceled including “Jagged Little Pill,” “Hadestown,” “Harry Potter and the Curse Child,” “Hamilton” and “Aladdin”.