It’s like the whole year is being canceled:*
Major League Baseball
Cannes Film Festival
Sydney Film Festival
Tribeca Film Festival
St. Patrick’s Day Parades
Cherry Blossom Festivals
South by Southwest Festival
The Rolling Stones
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Tucson Festival of Books
London Book Fair
National Book Critics Circle Award Ceremony
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
Hawaii Conservation Conference.
No Time to Die
Scripps National Spelling Bee
*And so much more. Either canceled outright, postponed, or moved online. In the future, will this year become an asterix?
Statewide, COVID-19 bumped 23 cases to 465. Two more people lost their fight with COVID-19, putting our death total at eight. In Honolulu, drones will be used this weekend at beaches to chase off people, reminding them to stay at home. A visitor arriving in Hawaii with no arrangements for lodging was sent back to the mainland, funded by a Hawaii Tourism grant. On Kauai, we’re at 19, although one has been announced is a case of community-spread whereas the rest are all travel-related.
Be well. Be sane.