People across the country are getting COVID-19, and a new omicron variant is spreading, so a lot of big events this week have been moved or canceled.
There were the most COVID-19 cases in one day in New York City and Washington, DC on Friday and Wednesday, respectively. This broke their pandemic record.
The NFL rescheduled three games on Friday, including moving the game between the Las Vegas Raiders and the Cleveland Browns from Saturday to Monday at 5 p.m.
Individuals in the organization who recently had the virus were vaccinated, says a statement from Peter John-Baptiste.
Games between the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Football Team and the Seattle Seahawks and the Los Angeles Rams were postponed for Sunday. They will now be played on Tuesday.
In a statement, the NFL stated that they made these changes to the schedule because they were told by doctors that there was a new, highly contagious form of the virus that could spread very quick
A COVID-19 outbreak has forced the NHL to reschedule all games for the Florida Panthers and Colorado Avalanche through the Christmas weekend at least. This trend can be seen in other sports as well.
The organization said that the number of positive cases in the last 2 days and the spread of COVID-19 was a big problem.
Nashville Predators and Boston Bruins games will not be played until at least December 26, the NHL said on Saturday. This is because COVID-19 cases are rising. This will affect three Predator games and four Bruins games.
In addition, Toronto-Vancouver games on Saturday night and Toronto-Seattle and Arizona-Vancouver games on Sunday have been postponed because “a number” of Vancouver and Toronto players have been in COVID-19 protocols for the past two days.
Covid’s rising cases have also had an impact on happenings in the entertainment industry. The production of “A Christmas Carol” was postponed due to outbreaks of infection among the cast members.
The renowned Radio City Rockettes in New York City postponed the remainder of the season due to growing obstacles from the epidemic.
“We had hoped we could make it through the season and are honored to have hosted hundreds of thousands of fans at more than 100 shows over the last seven weeks,” the statement continued. “We have loved bringing back this cherished tradition that helps usher in the holiday season in New York City and look forward to welcoming fans back to Radio City Music Hall in 2022.”
Doja Cat withdrew from upcoming iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball Tour concerts on December 12 after testing positive.
She said on Instagram that she had tested positive after some other members of her production crew did as well.