Whether or not you know someone who has tested positive for the coronavirus strain that causes COVID-19, there’s no denying the impact the pandemic is having all over the world. Still, many Americans are wondering exactly how many precautions to take.
Many organizations, music festivals, and awards shows have either been canceled or postponed due to coronavirus concerns. The same goes for movie premieres, as well as production schedules for TV and film. Below, a list of all the major pop-culture entities that have been affected by coronavirus.
The 2020 Olympics
On Monday, March 23, veteran International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound revealed that the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are going to be postponed, likely to 2021. More details should emerge within four weeks.
The Met Gala
Because the Metropolitan Museum of Art is closing due to coronavirus concerns, this year’s Met Gala, themed “About Time,” has been postponed. “Due to the unavoidable and responsible decision by the Metropolitan Museum to close its doors, About Time, and the opening night gala, will not take place on the date scheduled,” Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour wrote in a statement published Monday, March 16.
A ton of concerts
My Chemical Romance, Cher, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Miley Cyrus, Billie Eilish, Ciara, BTS, Avril Lavigne, Pentatonix, Green Day, Bob Dylan, Celine Dion, Billy Joel, Michael Bublé, and more have begun canceling shows and rescheduling tours. “I AM SO SORRY, BUT YOUR HEALTH IS PARAMOUNT,” Cher tweeted. “CONCERTS R AMAZING FUN, BUT NOTHING IS WORTH YOUR HEALTH.”
“I’m so sad to do this but we need to postpone these dates to keep everyone safe,” Eilish said in a statement. “We’ll let you know when they can be rescheduled. Please keep yourselves healthy. I love you.”
If you have tickets to any upcoming shows by performers not mentioned here, we recommend checking the artists’ Twitter and contacting the venue to confirm they’re still happening.
Academy of Country Music Awards
On Sunday, March 15, the Academy of Country Music Awards released a statement explaining that the awards show scheduled to air live on April 5 is postponed and will be rescheduled for September.
New York’s theater district will go dark for at least a month beginning on Thursday, March 12.
Coachella and Stagecoach
“At the direction of the County of Riverside and local health authorities, we must sadly confirm the rescheduling of Coachella and Stagecoach due to COVID-19 concerns,” reads a statement from Goldenvoice, the production company that runs both festivals. “While this decision comes at a time of universal uncertainty, we take the safety and health of our guests, staff, and community very seriously. We urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials.” Coachella will now happen in October.
Daytona (aka NCA Collegiate Cheer Championship)
The national cheerleading competition made famous by Netflix’s Cheer has been canceled. On Sunday, March 15, Varsity Spirit announced that the event, scheduled for April 8 to April 12 in Daytona, Florida, could not go forward amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The stars of Cheer have taken to social media to share their reactions:
Disneyland and Disney World
People reported on March 27 that both parks are closed indefinitely because of coronavirus.
The Jonas Brothers’ Las Vegas residency
The Jonas Brothers have called off their nine-date residency in Vegas. “We were so excited for the opportunity to share an amazing show with you guys, but nothing is more important than everyone’s health and safety,” the Jonas Brothers said in a joint statement. And yes, there will be refunds for ticket buyers. “Tickets will be refunded at the original point of purchase. Please reach out there if you have any questions on your refunds,” the Jonas Brothers confirmed.
Kids’ Choice Awards
Nickelodeon announced that its March 22 awards program has been postponed “in consideration of the safety and well-being of every person involved with the show.”
On March 11, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation announced that the event scheduled for March 19 in NYC has been canceled. “Given our long-standing commitment to the safety of our members, sponsors, and guests, the #GLAADawards will no longer take place,” the organization tweeted.
On March 11, the NBA suspended its season indefinitely.
2020 Billboard Awards
Dick Clark Productions and NBC Today, who run the show, said in a statement, “In accordance with the current guidelines set forth by national and local health officials and in order to ensure the health and safety of our artists, fans, guests and staff, we are postponing the Billboard Music Awards. For more than two decades, the Billboard Music Awards has honored the best in music based on the Billboard charts, and we look forward to celebrating the incredible artists who topped those charts over the last year. dcp and NBC will announce a new date and venue for the show in the near future.”
Major League Baseball
The MLB has suspended spring training games and will postpone Opening Day by at least two weeks.
Night of Too Many Stars
The Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs was scheduled to be hosted by Jon Stewart on April 18 in NYC, but HBO announced that the event has been postponed.
The TV festival, scheduled from March 13 to 21, is postponed. The Paley Center is looking into future dates and promises current tickets will be honored. The event was set to feature screenings of shows including Modern Family and Netflix’s A Special Evening With Dolly Parton & Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings, NCIS's 400th-episode celebration, and panels.
RuPaul’s DragCon L.A.
Organizers for RuPaul’s DragCon L.A. announced on March 10 that the drag convention, scheduled for May, has been canceled this year due to coronavirus concerns. The organizers are reportedly working with Eventbrite to coordinate refunds and promise that the convention will return in 2021 “better than ever.”
The South by Southwest music, film, and technology conference was canceled after the City of Austin declared a local disaster on March 6. “We are also working on other ways to add value to their deferred registration, so not only will they be able to take advantage of a future SXSW but there will be extra benefits included as well,” a SXSW spokesperson said.
Ultra Music Festival
Miami’s electric-music festival, slated for March 20, has been postponed. According to the festival’s website, the Florida governor’s declaration of a public health emergency requires that they push the dates back to March 26, 27, and 28 next year. David Guetta, The Chainsmokers, and more were scheduled to perform. Tickets will reportedly not be refunded but will grant buyers access to one of the festivals in 2021, 2022, or 2023.
Tribeca Film Festival
The annual gathering of some of Hollywood’s biggest players, meant to take place April 15 through 26, has been postponed. “We founded the Tribeca Film Festival as a way to heal our community after the devastation of the 9/11 attacks in 2001. We were determined to overcome our fear and anxiety by joining together. It is in our DNA to march forward while caring about our community,” cofounder Jane Rosenthal said in a statement. “We have made the difficult decision to postpone the 19th Tribeca Film Festival (April 15–26) based on the announcement by Gov. Andrew Cuomo that events of 500 people or more are banned due to the spread of the novel coronavirus. We are committed to ensuring the health and safety of the public while also supporting our friends, filmmakers, and storytellers who look to Tribeca as a platform to showcase their work to audiences. We will be back to you shortly with our plans.”
“Due to the concerns of COVID-19, CSW will postpone all events related to the 50th Anniversary of L.A. Pride that were scheduled for June 2020. Organizers are assessing the situation. More information to be provided around the postponement as details become available,” the organizers said in a tweet.
White House Easter Egg Roll
On March 16, First Lady Melania Trump announced the annual event scheduled for April 13 will not be held this year. “The health and safety of all Americans must be the first priority, especially right now. I deeply regret this cancellation, but we need to make difficult decisions in the short-term to ensure a healthy country for the long-term,” she said in a statement. “During this time, I encourage everyone to listen to state and local officials, and follow CDC guidelines in order to help protect the health and well-being of everyone.”
Due to concerns over spring breakers who continue to travel into Florida despite the coronavirus pandemic, state officials have taken action. On Tuesday, March 17, Florida governor Ron DeSantis issued a state order requiring all bars and nightclubs to close for 30 days.
Then on Thursday, March 19, Miami-Dade mayor Carlos Gimenez said that all parks and beaches in the county would be closed as of 9 a.m. ET. He also said he was closing nonessential retail and commercial businesses, such as casinos, nail salons, malls, and spas, to prevent the spread of the virus.
Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, and Naples have also closed their beaches, according to NBC News.
The Invictus Games
Prince Harry’s beloved competition for wounded, injured, or sick armed services personnel and veterans (which he founded in 2014) has been postponed until next year. The 2020 games were supposed to take place in May at The Hague. Harry filmed a video message for competitors in which he expressed his disappointment but said this is the best option for everyone's health and safety.
“I know how disappointed you must all be. This is a focus that so many of you need,” he said. “I would encourage you to maintain that focus as best you can. The good thing is you have an extra 12 or so months to be even fitter, to get even fitter than you already are, to be at your absolute top mental and physical fitness, so, in that sense, I’m really excited about the games next year. I’m sorry that we couldn’t provide this for you. Please look after yourselves. Please look after your families. Please look out for one another…do what you do best, which is reaching out to other people.”
Trooping the Colour
As of March 27, England’s Trooping the Colour (aka the queen’s birthday parade), scheduled for June, will obviously not be going forward as planned. At the moment, according to royal journalist Victoria Murphy, “other options are being considered.”
On April 1, the All England Lawn Tennis Club released a statement on Instagram that this year's Wimbledon will be canceled and next year's will take place June 28–July 11, 2021.
The Democratic National Convention
The convention, originally scheduled for the week of July 13, has been postponed until August 17, according to CNN.
Taylor Swift concerts and appearances
Taylor Swift is canceling all her upcoming shows and live appearances for the remainder of 2020. “I’ll see you on stage as soon as I can but right now what’s important is committing to this quarantine, for the sake of all of us,” she wrote on Twitter.
The queen's birthday festivities
Queen Elizabeth II turns 94 on April 21 but, for the first time in her 68-year reign, the queen has asked to cancel the annual gun salute.
A Quiet Place, Part II
John Krasinski announced on March 12 that the much anticipated sequel to his and Emily Blunt’s film A Quiet Place is on hold. “One of the things I’m most proud of is that people have said our movie is one you have to see all together,” the actor-director said in a statement. “Well, due to the ever-changing circumstances of what’s going on in the world around us, now is clearly not the right time to do that. As insanely excited as we are for all of you to see this movie…I’m gonna wait to release the film till we CAN all see it together! So here’s to our group movie date! See you soon!”
The latest installment of the Fast and Furious franchise is moving its release date from May 2020 to April 2021, according to Twitter.
Mulan, The New Mutants, and Antlers
Disney announced in an email to journalists that all three of these movies’ release dates have been postponed.
No Time to Die
Despite Daniel Craig’s hosting gig on SNL and his GQ cover, the release of his latest James Bond film, No Time to Die, has been moved to November.
Mission: Impossible VII
Paramount Studios announced in February that filming of Tom Cruise’s Mission Impossible VII has been stalled in Venice.
Minions: The Rise of Gru
Universal Illumination announced on March 19 that the second stand-alone Minions movie has been delayed. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, its studio in Paris has been forced to close, meaning the film will not be finished in time for its originally scheduled July release date.
The Amazing Race
Considering The Amazing Race follows pairs as they “race” around the globe, it’s probably not such a surprise that CBS paused production in February. Although three episodes had already been shot in England and Scotland, CBS confirmed that “no Racers or anyone on the production team traveling with them have contracted the virus, or shown symptoms, and we are not aware of anyone being exposed to it.”
ABC has postponed production on Clare Crawley’s season of The Bachelorette. “With the rapidly changing events related to COVID-19, and out of an abundance of caution, Warner Bros. Television Group is halting production on some of our 70+ series and pilots currently filming or about to begin. There have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on any of our productions, but the health and safety of our employees, casts, and crews remains our top priority. During this time, we will continue to follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control as well as local officials and public health professionals in each city where our productions are based,” said the statement from Warner Bros. Television group, which produces The Bachelorette, per Entertainment Weekly. Bachelor Summer Games, a spinoff tied to the 2020 Olympics, has also been nixed.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
On March 10, USA Today confirmed that Disney had shut down production of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier in Prague after the city placed restrictions on events and travel. According to Deadline, the Disney+ series from Marvel, which mostly shoots in Atlanta, was filming in Prague for about a week.
Law & Order: SVU
The SVU showrunner Warren Leight responded to a fan on Twitter. “We have shut down,” he tweeted on March 14. “Thursday was an abbreviated day. That night we were given the ok to shut down, possibly for rest of season. Simply impossible to ‘socially distance’ on our production set with 100s of crew/actors/extras passing props, costumes, equipment, food.”
With just two episodes of Supernatural’s final season left to film, Warner Bros. Television Group has announced it is “halting production on some of our 70+ series and pilots currently filming or about to begin.” This includes Supernatural, The Flash, Riverdale, and many others.
As with The Amazing Race, CBS says it will delay production of the 41st season of Survivor, which was set to film in Fiji. CBS is hoping to start back up on May 19.
The Morning Show
The popular Apple+ TV show is taking a two-week hiatus.
The show halted production of season 16 on March 12. TVLine reports the shutdown happened after production of episode 21 (out of the season’s scheduled 25). “Out of an abundance of caution, production is postponed on Grey’s Anatomy effective immediately,” showrunner Krista Vernoff, director-EP Debbie Allen, and line producer James Williams said in a letter to the cast and crew. “We are going home now for at least two weeks and waiting to see how the coronavirus situation evolves. This decision was made to ensure the health and safety of the whole cast and crew and the safety of our loved ones outside of work, and it was made in accordance with Mayor Garcetti’s suggestion that we not gather in groups of more than 50.
“Stay safe, stay healthy, stay hydrated, stay home as much as possible, and wash your hands frequently,” they continued. “Please take care of yourselves and each other. As updates come in, we will keep you informed. Thank you for all that you do!”
On Friday, March 27, ABC Network announced that Grey's Anatomy will not produce the final four episodes of season 16. Instead, episode 21 will become the season finale, airing on April 9. Grey's Anatomy has already been renewed for a 17th season.
Grace and Frankie
The Netflix show starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin has suspended production on its seventh and final season. “To ensure the health and safety of our cast and crew, Skydance has temporarily suspended filming for Grace and Frankie, the series,” the show’s production company said in a statement to Deadline. They have not yet set a date to return to set.
Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, and Stephen Colbert have all suspended production of their shows, after initially filming without audiences.
All Netflix shows and movies
Netflix has halted all production on its TV shows and movies for two weeks due to coronavirus concerns. Entertainment Weekly reports Netflix is doing this “due to government restrictions and health/safety precautions.”
Per People, American Idol has shut down production because of the coronavirus. Staffers are also “ensuring contestants get home to their families during the health crisis.” The show will continue to air previously taped episodes as scheduled until they reach the live shows meant to begin in April.
The Friends reunion show
Sorry, Friends hive: That long-awaited unscripted reunion show is now on hold, according to the Hollywood Reporter. They say the show was supposed to film on March 23 and 24, but because of coronavirus concerns, those plans have been delayed until at least May.
Dr. Mehmet Oz will be filming his daytime talk show from home after a staffer allegedly tested positive for coronavirus, according to Page Six.
Oz has reportedly had guests on his show since the staffer was sent home and has recently guest-cohosted The View.
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Originally Appeared on Glamour