Omicron spurs cancellations, delays: Grammys, Toy Fair NY and other events impacted

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with COVID-19 rising cases In many places across the United States, there is an increasing number of organizers of events for health and safety. Latest this week: Toy Association canceled it Upcoming Toy Fair 2022MILF a huge show Dedicated to toys and entertainment, It was scheduled to begin in New York on February 19.

In early January, as health officials worked through a backlog from the holidays, the US reported Over one lakh new COVID cases In a single day, inspired by omicron type of COVID-19. Some available research suggests Omicron may cause less severe diseaseHowever, officials say it could still make a large number of people sick at once, which would overwhelm health care systems.


Earlier in January, several big tech companies, including T-Mobile and Meta Narrowed down its plans for CES 2022, last week, Sundance Film Festival said it would switch its event from in-person to virtual due to increased health risks.

Here are some of the latest postponements and cancellations:

  • Grammy The US Recording Academy postpones its January 31 show Feather Arena, formerly Staples Center, “After careful consideration and analysis.” It has not yet provided a new date for the award ceremony.
  • Sundance Film festival festival will be Transition to a virtual show, It is scheduled for January 20.
  • Toy Fair New York 2022 toy and entertainment program canceled for the second consecutive year Due to concerns over COVID-19. It was scheduled to take place on February 19-22 at the Javits Center in New York.
  • cruise trips Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line canceled some sailings scheduled in early January. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on December 30 Americans warned to avoid cruise travel, regardless of their vaccination status.
  • rsa one of theabundance of caution,” The RSA conference is being moved from February 6-9 June.
  • NHL The National Hockey League began its annual leaguewide holiday break on December 22, two days ahead of schedule, amid a surge in positive COVID-19 cases among players. By 21st December, 50 matches were postponed this season, according to the NHL.
  • Governors Awards Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences postponed Governors Awards, which honors lifetime achievements within the film industry. The event was scheduled to take place on January 15 in Hollywood. The new date has not been announced.
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