Coronavirus United States: Updates For Thursday, March 12

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Mickey, Minnie and the whole Disney gang — and perhaps your family’s vacation — are the latest casualties of the new coronavirus.

Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park will lock their gates Saturday and remain closed through the end of the month to protect both employees and its guests against the spread of the COVID-19 disease in the United States.

Disneyland Resort said its hotels will remain open until Monday to give guests the ability to make necessary travel arrangements.

Events that draw large crowds fell like dominoes Thursday. It’s “March Sadness” for NCAA basketball fans who consider this month one of high holidays. Forget about NBA basketball and other sports, too.

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According to Johns Hopkins University, there have been more than 1,323 confirmed cases in the United States and 38 deaths as of Thursday evening. See the latest global and U.S. confirmed cases and deaths

Scroll down for Thursday’s latest news on the coronavirus across the country.

NCAA Cancels March Madness

March is truly in a state of madness as the NCAA announced Thursday that the 2020 tournaments for men’s and women’s Division 1 basketball have been canceled due to concerns over the new coronavirus.

Live Nation Suspends All Concert Tours

The concert promoter has postponed shows through April with hopes of resuming tours in May or June, according to reports.

Broadway Shows Shut Down In NYC

All gatherings of 500 people or more have been banned in New York City under a measure announced Thursday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Big Ten Basketball Tournament Canceled

The remainder of the tournament will not be played, the conference announced on Thursday. The Buckeyes were set to play Thursday night.

Trump Bans Travel To U.S. From Europe

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday night he is suspending all travel between the U.S. and Europe for 30 days beginning Friday in an effort to fight the new coronavirus outbreak in the United States

MLB To Delay Spring Training

The league announced the postponement Thursday afternoon, citing the national emergency created by the coronavirus pandemic.

NBA Suspends Season In Drastic Move

The NBA will suspend the season after a player tested positive for the coronavirus. It’s the most drastic step taken by a pro sports league.

Coronavirus In The World Of Sports

Here’s an overall look at where U.S. professional sports leagues, NCAA March Madness and the Olympics currently stand regarding the new coronavirus.

Trump Cancels Trip To Denver

President Donald Trump has canceled a trip to Denver’s metro area “out of an abundance of caution,” the White House said.

Biden Cancels Illinois Event Over Coronavirus

The former vice president and presidential candidate was scheduled to be in Illinois on Friday.

US Capitol Complex Closed Over Coronavirus Concerns

The U.S. Capitol Complex will be closed to visitors for about two weeks in response to concerns over the coronavirus.

Colorado Drive-Up Testing Center Opens

A drive-up coronavirus testing facility opened Wednesday in Denver. The testing is free, but a doctor’s order is needed.

GA Confirms First Coronavirus Death

Gov. Brian Kemp confirmed Thursday afternoon that the first coronavirus related death in Georgia has happened in Cobb County.

FL Senator, Miami Mayors ‘Self-Quarantine’

The mayors of Florida’s largest city, its most populous county and one of its U.S. senators have voluntarily decided to self-quarantine.

No Chicago Games, Events Until May

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he spoke with the owners of all Chicago sports teams and they are on board with canceling all major sporting events until at least May 1 due to coronavirus fears.

Is Your Nursing Home Prepared For Virus?

From our Patches in Illinois, what families need to ask nursing homes about their plan to protect loved ones from a coronavirus outbreak.

Woodland Park Zoo In Seattle Closes

Citing Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s directive on large public gatherings, the Seattle zoo announced it will temporarily close Thursday.

How Canceled Events, Quarantines Save Lives

In one chart, Vox explains how we all help slow the spread of the new coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now

Online publishing platform Medium tackles what politicians, community and business leaders should be doing to fight the virus.

12 Work-From-Home Tips

Some 8 million people were already working from home before the spread of coronavirus. Here are some tips to making it work.

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