As surge of US COVID-19 cases continues, organizations reconsider safety of large events
Another grim new record – the United States recorded more than 60,000 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday. The number now has some organizations and companies reconsidering large events.
Some Walt Disney World theme parks in Orlando are getting ready for a phased reopening for the general public on Saturday, with attendance limits. Temperature screenings, masks and social distancing will also be enforced for guests.
As COVID-19 cases rise on a daily bases, there are concerns about protecting people when they're outdoors.
Some college sports programs are making changes. The Ivy league cancelled fall sports.
Meanwhile, GOP officials are still considering how next month's Republican National Convention in Jacksonville, Florida will be handled.
"We'll have to wait and see how things look in late August to determine whether or not you can safely convene that many people," says Sen. Mitch McConnell.
Health experts keep stressing the importance of being cautious while out and about.
"If we social distance and wear face coverings we can really interfere with the human-to-human transmission of this virus," says CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield.
Coronavirus cases are surging in at least 33 states and hospitalizations have hit record levels in at least 12.