As the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 continues to rapidly spread through Southern California, dozens of events and major attractions around the Southland have been closed, canceled, or delayed indefinitely.
Here's a running list of all the closures in Southern California:
Theme Parks and Public Attractions
Disneyland: Disneyland announced Thursday they would close the park on Saturday through the end of the month. For now, Downtown Disney will remain open. People who have plans to stay in the Disneyland hotels will be allowed through Monday.
Knott's Berry Farm: Officials announced Friday morning that they too would be temporarily closing the park through the end of the month amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Knotts Berry Farm Hotel will remain open. Guests who have tickets or booked rooms should get in contact to work with the park.
“Our guests and associates are considered family,” the statement said. “We have their well-being at the forefront of our decision-making. We are committed to responding to questions and requests over the days and weeks ahead and appreciate everyone's continued support and patience as we manage through this ongoing situation.”
Six Flags Magic Mountain: Six Flags Magic Mountain was the latest theme park to announce a temporary closure through the end of the month.
Griffith Park: Several of the major attractions in Griffith Park have closed amid the coronavirus pandemic. The L.A. Zoo in Griffith Park has been closed to the public through the end of the month. Park staff will remain on hand to help care and feed the animals. Zoo officials added that they do not believe COVID-19 presents a threat to the animals. The Griffith Parkline, Observatory and Travel Town were also closed through the end of the month.
Nixon Library: The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda will close to the public beginning Friday, March 13, at 5 pm until further notice. Events scheduled at the center through March 31 have been canceled. Any private events with fewer than 250 people will be allowed to go on as planned. Larger events may be allowed to continue at the discretion of the client.
Reagan Library: The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley will also be closed indefinitely beginning at 5 p.m. Friday. Events through March 31 have also been canceled.
WonderCon: The massive convention that attracts comic book fans from all over the world was originally scheduled to run on April 10-12. However, it has been postponed to a later date.
Comic-Con: The biggest pop culture convention in the world is held every year in San Diego. This year's event is scheduled for July 23-26, and officials say they are currently monitoring the situation before they make a decision on whether they will reschedule the event.
Long Beach Grand Prix: The city's annual Grand Prix, which had been scheduled for April 17-19, was canceled this week.
LA Pride: The annual parade and festival that celebrates the LGBTQ community was supposed to celebrate its 50th anniversary this year, but the event has been postponed. The parade and festival had been originally scheduled for June.
Coachella/Stagecoach: Originally scheduled to run for two weekends in April, event organizers postponed Coachella to the Oct 9 and Oct. 18 weekends. Stagecoach was also delayed to October and will now happen on Oct. 23, 24 and 25.
PaleyFest: The Paley Center for Media television festival scheduled for March 19 has been postponed. No word on when the festival might be rescheduled.
Basketball: The National Basketball Association was the first major league to suspend its season amid the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement came shortly after a Utah Jazz player, Rudy Gobert, tested positive for COVID-19 shortly before tip-off Wednesday evening.
Hockey: The National Hockey League paused their season indefinitely on Thursday as the pandemic spread. League officials noted that many hockey teams share arenas with the basketball teams in their area and after two players tested positive for the virus, they acted out of an abundance of caution.
Soccer: Major League Soccer suspended its season for 30 days on Thursday.
NCAA: The NCAA canceled the men's and women's basketball tournaments this year, despite initial plans to host games without fans in attendance. However, the growing threat of the coronavirus pandemic forced officials to rethink cancelling the tournament.
BNP Paribas Open: The tennis tournament held in Indian Wells has been postponed indefinitely.
XFL: The XFL canceled its inaugural season amid the coronavirus pandemic. League officials said players will receive their base salary and benefits for the 2020 regular season. Ticket holders will be issued refunds or credits toward future games.
Check back regularly as we'll be updating this list as organizers cancel or postpone events due to the pandemic.
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