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CDC Urges Scrapping All Mass Gatherings in U.S. For Eight Weeks

March 16, 2020, 12:17 AM

In the most extreme effort yet to slow the march of coronavirus in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that events of 50 people or more not be held for about two months.

For the next eight weeks, organizers should cancel or postpone in-person events of that size throughout the U.S., the agency said on its websiteSunday. When feasible, organizers could modify events to be virtual.

“This recommendation is made in an attempt to reduce introduction of the virus into new communities and to slow the spread of infection in communities already affected by the ...