COVID-19 cancellations are back. While some restrictions have been relaxed this year following the rapid spread of COVID-19 in 2020, some of the annual party and sporting events that have returned face cancellations again as the new Omicron variant rises. As information about the virus grows, major events have been halted amid precautions.
Here, a summary of some of the events that were planned for the rest of the year and are now postponed or canceled due to COVID-19.
â¢ The Radio City Rockettes Christmas Show: The New York City staple, known for its high-flying kicks and even more exciting costumes, is canceling the rest of its performances of the Christmas Show due to “growing challenges of the pandemic.” But the Rockettes plan to return to the stage in 2022.
â¢ Broadway: One of the Big Apple’s top tourist attractions has also canceled some of its recent performances after taking a hiatus last year. Shows of beloved musical acts like “Hamilton“,” The Musical Tina Turner “,” Mrs. Doubtfire “and” Moulin Rouge! ” The Musical “have all had shows canceled over the past week. Michael Jackson’s musical” MJ “has canceled all performances until December 26th and premieres will resume on December 27th.
â¢ NFL: The National Football League has postponed three games for 15 weeks. The NFL, home to 32 nationally recognized teams, announced yesterday that Saturday’s game between the Las Vegas Raiders and the Cleveland Browns is postponed until Monday, and Sunday’s meetings between the Washington soccer team in the Philadelphia Eagles and Seattle Seahawks at the Los Angeles Rams have been postponed until Tuesday. An official statement from the league reads: “We have made these schedule changes based on medical advice and after discussion with the NFLPA, as we are seeing a new, highly transmissible form of the virus this week, resulting in a substantial increase in cases in the league. . “
â¢ NHL: The National Hockey League has a roster of 31 nationally recognized teams. The game between the Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens in Montreal on Saturday was postponed by the NHL due to concerns over COVID-19. Bruins have six players in NHL COVID-19 protocol due to COVID infection. The league has a set of protocols to help limit exposure to the virus while making sure everyone stays safe. The match has not yet been rescheduled. Additionally, on Friday, the NHL announced that all Colorado Avalanche, Florida Panthers and Calgary Flames games will be postponed until at least December 23.
â¢ NBA: The 30-team National Basketball Association has postponed two Chicago Bulls games to a later date due to a COVID outbreak among players. The Bulls were scheduled to face the Detroit Pistons and Toronto Raptors on December 16. A new date has not yet been released.
â¢ NCAA: The National Collegiate Athletic Association has postponed more than 12 games in the past few days. Some matches have been rescheduled and others are still awaiting confirmation. The NCAA has 68 nationally recognized teams.