Coronavirus Pandemic Ends The Party At Several Traditional American Events
The party’s over, turn out the lights and come back next year.
You don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here.
That is pretty much what the coronavirus pandemic has done to nightlife around the world and the partying has taken another hit in the USA with the August announced cancellations of tailgate parties at college football games and no fans at the Kentucky Derby and Indianapolis 500, which of course means no raucous infield scene at either of those events.
College campuses are under special scrutiny as students are going back to school. North Carolina and Notre Dame pulled the plug on this after just a couple of days when students tested positive for coronavirus. Ohio State, fearing an outbreak when students gathered in big groups to party almost immediately after arriving back in Columbus, has banned any gatherings of more than 10 people on or off campus.
Ohio State is one of many schools that will not even be having football this fall, as its Big 10 conference canceled play this fall. Another major conference, the Pac-12, did the same and while the Southern schools are still planning on playing games, pretty much all of them have said there will be no pregame tailgating on their campuses. Stadium capacity has also been limited to 20, 25 or 30%, depending on the school.
Labor Day Weekend 2020 Affected By Coronavirus
The persistence of the coronavirus has caused the cancelation of thousands of events across the USA as the country heads into its three-day traditional Labor Day Weekend holiday (Sept. 5-7). Nearly every town has some type of food and entertainment festival with bands, craft booths and beer gardens that attracts thousands to tens of thousands, but those will not be taking place in 2020.