Industry News: The Latest White House Press Briefing Regarding COVID-19, Plus an Update on Event Cancellations
NATIONAL: In a press briefing yesterday, President Trump and the Coronavirus Task Force advised people not to gather in groups of more than 10.
CLEVELAND: The 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, originally meant to be held on May 2 at the Public Auditorium, has been postponed to a date that has yet to be determined.
LAS VEGAS: The N.F.L. will no longer hold its annual public draft events, which were originally scheduled for April 23-25. The N.F.L. Draft will still be held without the accompanying events.
CinemaCon has been canceled. The annual exhibitor conference was scheduled to take place from March 30-April 2 at Caesars Palace.
LOS ANGELES: The city of Long Beach has postponed its 2020 Long Beach Pride Festival and Parade due to COVID-19 concerns. The new date has not yet been announced.
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NEW ORLEANS: The WasteExpo will be postponed to August 10-13 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
NEW YORK: The Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Met Gala will not take place on May 4 as previously planned. The event has been postponed due to coronavirus concerns. A rescheduled date has yet to be announced.
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' 41st annual Sports Emmy Awards, which was set to take place on April 28 at the Jazz at Lincoln Center, has been postponed to a date yet to be set.
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ORLANDO/CENTRAL FLORIDA: WWE's WrestleMania 36 will take place on April 5 as previously scheduled; however, the location has moved to WWE's training facility, where only essential personnel are permitted inside the facility.
With contributions from Ashton Pike and Wellsley Kesel in Atlanta; Claire Hoffman in Los Angeles; and Beth Kormanik and Michele Laufik in New York.
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