The Santa Clara County Department of Public Health issued a mandatory order today (March 9 local time) to cancel all large gatherings of more than 1,000 people in Santa Clara County, following the first fatal case of the new coronavirus in the region,media reported. It is reported that Cupertino, Palo Alto, Mountain View and San Jose and other large technology companies are located in Santa Clara County.
Last week, government officials issued guidelines advising companies in the region to minimize or cancel large face-to-face meetings, and now the new ban will directly prevent any large gatherings.
The ban will take effect at 12 a.m. Pacific time on March 11 and will last for three weeks.
In fact, before the mandatory ban, major technology companies had begun to cancel events, such as Facebook and Google, which had been canceling developer events scheduled for May. At WWDC, which is scheduled for June, Apple has yet to make a clear statement, but is confident it will be announced soon, considering the current severe new crown outbreak.