ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that to help curb the spread of COVID-19 people should cancel or postpone in-person events that bring together 50 or more people.
The CDC made the recommendation Sunday and said that event organizers nationwide should follow it for 8 weeks.
In providing the guidance, the CDC pointed out that large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of coronavirus through travelers who attend them and introduce COVID-19 to new communities. Those types of events include, but are not limited to:
- Sporting events
The recommendation did not apply to the day-to-day operation of organizations such as schools, institutes of higher learning, or businesses. The recommendation was not meant to supersede the advice of local public health officials.