Corona Virus Outbreak: WWE Wrestlemania 36 May Get Called Off As Per New CDC Guidelines: New CDC Guidelines Recommends No Lagre Gathering for Next 8 Week Puts Wrestlemania 36 in Serious Jeopardy.
Corona Virus Outbreak is rocking the world at the moment. It has taken the whole world by storm as the number of new cases reported increasing day by day. There has been no remedy for Novel Corona Virus 2019. The researchers are still researching to find a vaccine for COVID 19, however, it is still not sure how long it will take for them to find the vaccine for COVID 19. Prevention & precaution seems to be the only solution in the fight with this deadly virus. WWE who is about to host it lacklustre mega wrestling event, Wrestlemania, on April 5, 2020, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida., will have to rethink about its plan. COVID 19 has already affected lots of sporting event across the globe.
— WWE WrestleMania (@WrestleMania) November 15, 2019
The new CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) guidelines issued on 03/15/2020 has now made it next to impossible for WWE organizer to host the event as per scheduled date. The CDC has recommended the no large gathering, in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States should be postponed or cancel for the next 8 weeks. Wrestlemania is the biggest event of the WWE calendar and considered to be the grandest stage of all. Performing at Wrestlemania is a dream of every wrestler. It draws a huge crowd and the company also present it as a larger than life event.
Wrestlemania 2020 is scheduled in Tampa FL where 51 cases already reported till date. Out of those 51 cases of COVID 19, 9 are in Tampa Bay, so it is highly unlikely that WWE will go ahead with the event with so much at stake.
— CDC (@CDCgov) March 16, 2020
Here are the complete guidelines for your reference as quoted on the CDC website
“Guidance as of 3/15/2020
Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States via travellers who attend these events and introduce the virus to new communities. Examples of large events and mass gatherings include conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings, and other types of assemblies. These events can be planned not only by organizations and communities but also by individuals.
Therefore, CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States.
Events of any size should only be continued if they can be carried out with adherence to guidelines for protecting vulnerable populations, hand hygiene, and social distancing. When feasible, organizers could modify events to be virtual.
This recommendation does not apply to the day to day operation of organizations such as schools, institutes of higher learning, or businesses. This recommendation is made in an attempt to reduce introduction of the virus into new communities and to slow the spread of infection in communities already affected by the virus. This recommendation is not intended to supersede the advice of local public health officials.”