Editor’s note: During the live broadcast of this piece, the news broke that the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals have both been postponed until October.
As travel advisories circulate, a number of events are also being postponed and cancelled to avoid large-group activities. The L-A Festival of Books, which is held every year at USC, was supposed to take place in mid-April but is now being pushed back to early October.
And cancellations are everywhere. Music festivals including Coachella and Stagecoach are considering switching their dates to October, too, and schools nationwide have also closed down.