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Events canceled/postponed due to COVID-19 [consolidated]

Old Mar 15, 20, 11:51 am
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Old Mar 15, 20, 10:07 pm
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I think the thread needs to be refocused to list events which actually is planned to go thru, because by default the decision is to ban any public event with more than 10-1000 participants (depending on country/authority).
Aha, now we have official opinion:

US warns against events of more than 50

Health officials in the US are recommending that any events with 50 or more people be called off.

The US Centers for Disease Control on Sunday said over the next eight weeks, any such gatherings should be either cancelled or postponed.
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Old Mar 16, 20, 1:22 am
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ďA tradition unlike any otherĒ will be the next domino to fall in golf land.
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Old Mar 16, 20, 2:21 pm
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San Francisco is going on lockdown:
With the coronavirus pandemic rapidly spreading throughout communities around the nation, city leaders are taking the unprecedented step of placing San Francisco on lockdown for three weeks beginning Tuesday at midnight.

The City will legally prohibit residents from leaving their homes except to meet basic needs including visiting the doctor, or buying groceries or medicine, until at least April 7, Mayor London Breed is expected to announce Monday.

The dramatic restrictions, imposed under a city-issued Public Health Order, will also require non-essential businesses like bars and gyms to close. But pharmacies, banks and other businesses that perform an “essential” role for society will be allowed to remain open.

In a statement, Breed urged the public to remain calm and emphasized “that all essential needs will continue to be met.”
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Old Mar 16, 20, 2:23 pm
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Originally Posted by invisible View Post
Aha, now we have official opinion:

US warns against events of more than 50

Health officials in the US are recommending that any events with 50 or more people be called off.

The US Centers for Disease Control on Sunday said over the next eight weeks, any such gatherings should be either cancelled or postponed.
Now the number is 10 (for two weeks). Wonder what unexpected thing happened overnight that changed their recommendation.
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Old Mar 16, 20, 8:25 pm
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Originally Posted by MikeFly View Post
ExpoWest (food. healthcare) was supposed to be in Anaheim this weekend. Approximately 100,000 visitors postponed with no date set. Our company was lucky, except for the airlines, we were able to get all of our costs back.
What hotel did you have reservations through? The Anaheim Marriott - where Iíve stayed for the last 20 years - charged my credit card for over $3,000 in rooms and wonít refund.
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Old Mar 16, 20, 9:13 pm
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What hotel did you have reservations through? The Anaheim Marriott - where Iíve stayed for the last 20 years - charged my credit card for over $3,000 in rooms and wonít refund.
Marriott changed their policy on March 14 which is probably after your dates. They now allow cancellation up to 24 hours before even on pre-paid rate. I think you missed it by a week.
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Old Mar 16, 20, 9:29 pm
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Originally Posted by notquiteaff View Post
Now the number is 10 (for two weeks). Wonder what unexpected thing happened overnight that changed their recommendation.
Just learning as they go and following other countries.
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Old Mar 16, 20, 11:33 pm
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Originally Posted by yosithezet View Post
Just learning as they go and following other countries.
Feels like skating where the puck was. I wonder if there was any modeling yesterday that 50 was the threshold that should not be exceeded, and now the model gives them a lower result because of changed inputs. Or if the number is just ďrandomĒ. Every state in the US and country in Europe seemed to have their own thresholds. The concern being that people donít understand and thus donít take it seriously.
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Old Mar 17, 20, 1:52 am
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Originally Posted by ymx View Post
What hotel did you have reservations through? The Anaheim Marriott - where Iíve stayed for the last 20 years - charged my credit card for over $3,000 in rooms and wonít refund.
Credit card dispute in order. The hotels are going to be so slammed with trying to defend no show chargebacks that they're going to miss the 72hr response window for a lot of them, especially with reduced staff.
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Old Mar 17, 20, 2:54 am
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UEFA Euro 2020 Football championship postponed until 2021.
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Old Mar 17, 20, 3:58 pm
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Originally Posted by SamirD View Post
Credit card dispute in order. The hotels are going to be so slammed with trying to defend no show chargebacks that they're going to miss the 72hr response window for a lot of them, especially with reduced staff.
Does Amex require a response from vendor within 72 hours? They said in their email to me it could take a month to resolve.

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Nevada to Suspend All Gambling

Gambling will grind to a halt by Wednesday in casino-mecca Las Vegas, a city known for glitzy and sometimes reckless fun, as the governor of Nevada issued a sweeping statewide order aimed to stop the spread of the new coronavirus.Democrat Steve Sisolak ordered a monthlong freeze on gambling, shutting down everything from the famous casino resorts to slot machines found in convenience stores, cutting off an industry that fuels the state's tourism and hospitality-powered economy.
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Horse racing - KY Derby to be moved to Sept. 5

Kentucky Derby to be moved to Sept 5 (Pending appoval at Kentucky Horse Racing Commission meeting on 19th) - first time since the end of WWII it would not be run on the first Saturday in May. The Preakness is in discussions to also move to Sept. And 3rd leg of the Triple Crown, Belmont Stakes is looking into a new date.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-rac...oved-to-sept-5

Keeneland spring race meet canceled: https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-rac...20-spring-meet

The Grand National at Aintree (for folks not into horseracing its the big race in National Velvet) is cancelled. Horseracing in Britain postponed until at least May and France until mid-April: https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-rac...tain-until-may

Ireland to make decisions on postponing on Wednesday afternoon: https://www.racingpost.com/news/coro...dnesday/428798
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