By now, it is obvious that the coronavirus has taken over.
Life as we know it has been altered in more ways than just the obvious social distancing that is recommended.
From movies that were scheduled to premiere in early March being pushed to the fall to concerts being canceled or rescheduled, the entertainment industry has been forced to make adjustments.
Blockbuster movies such as “No Time to Die,” “Black Widow” and “F9” have been postponed because of the coronavirus.
“I was looking forward to the new Bond movie, and it’s disappointing, but I understand the logic behind these decisions,” senior in the College of Arts and Sciences Nic Heckenlaible said. “This is all about flattening the curve.”
A number of artists have made the decision to postpone tours. Harry Styles, the Rolling Stones, Doja Cat, Elton John, Kelly Clarkson and the Foo Fighters are among those that have postponed tours for a later date.
Some artists have gone as far as cancelling shows, such as the Jonas Brothers and Billie Eilish.
Eilish, however, joined other artists like Elton John, Mariah Carey and Alicia Keys for "Fox Presents the iHeart Living Room Concert for America," a concert that benefitted coronavirus charities.
The unique, remote concert aired on FOX on March 29, taking the place of the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards, according to Pitchfork. The artists recorded their performances from home.
Musicians are not the only ones who have figured out a way to get their material to their fans. Some movies that were scheduled to go to streaming sites at a later date have been released earlier. For example, “Frozen 2” was released to Disney+ on March 15, earlier than expected according to USA Today.
People are trying to make the best of this unprecedented situation. Forced to stay inside, people are exploring new ways to stay connected to friends through technology.
From FaceTime to Google Hangouts, people are adapting to this period of isolation. Google Chrome has even released a feature that allows people to watch Netflix together from afar.
“This is a really challenging time for everyone, there is no doubt about that,” College of Arts and Sciences junior Maya Mathews said. “But we should all be trying our best to stay informed and stay connected.”