In what may well be a major blow for the Seattle Supercross round, scheduled for March 28, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee today prohibited events of more than 250 people in King, Snohomish and Pierce Counties to slow the spread of the coronavirus. This will continue for the remainder of March and may get extended into further months.
“This is not a time to be going out into public in close contact,” Inslee said. “It’s just too dangerous.”
Inslee has asked people to stop saying this virus is just like the flu or that it’s not a big deal.
Tickets for Seattle Supercross are still on sale (at time of writing) and the event is still on the 2020 Supercross schedule. Feld has not yet made a statement and Nicole Feld, who is very active on social media has not yet reacted to the news publically.
Supercross fans will hope the event can still go ahead behind closed doors at least, as some sporting events are doing in Europe.
This is breaking news story and we will add to it when we know more.
Update March 11, 22:45 BST:
After days of speculation, the 2020 Seattle Supercross round has been cancelled, the organisers announced today. The news is not unexpected but nonetheless still disappointing.