CDC recommends canceling events with 50 people or more over COVID-19 concerns

The CDC recommendation pertains to gatherings happening over the next eight weeks.

News 12 Staff

Mar 16, 2020, 10:07 AM

Updated 1,586 days ago

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The Centers for Disease Control has released new guidelines to cut large gatherings in hopes it will help stop the spread of coronavirus.
The agency is urging organizers to cancel or postpone events of 50 people or more across the United States.
Nassau County's commissioner of health is also asking people not to gather in large groups. This includes postponing social gatherings, like weddings or parties in an effort to prevent more community spread of the virus.
"It's not a good idea, even if it's young people getting married and having Sweet 16's, we know grandparents go to those events. We don't want to see a celebration lead to a funeral," says Commissioner of Health Dr. Larry Eisenstein.
The CDC recommendation pertains to gatherings happening over the next eight weeks.
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