CDC issues recommendation that could halt the sports world for at least two months
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) seems to be what sport leagues around the world are following guidance from during this time of the coronavirus pandemic.
It’s smart, too. After all, the CDC knows more about what’s going on than you or I do. Of course fans want sports. But, is that what’s best right now?
The CDC issued an update Sunday night that may prolong certain sports from returning or starting their seasons even longer than we may have thought:
— Shira Stein (@shiramstein) March 15, 2020
As the tweet from Shira Stein states, the CDC recommends that gatherings of 50 or more people over the next eight weeks be postponed or cancelled. This isn’t great from a sports standpoint.
As Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted, the NBA is already thinking of having its season return as early as mid-June:
CDC recommendation of no events of 50-plus people for next two months comes as a number of NBA owners and executives increasingly believe a best case scenario is a mid-to-late June return to play — with no fans. League's scouting for possible arena dates all the way thru August.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 15, 2020
Again, this gives roughly eight weeks (potentially more) before the return of the NBA. The NFL has said that the year will start as planned, but again, we don’t exactly know how long this is all going to last.
We can only hope for everybody’s safety and that sports will resume sooner rather than later.