Disneyland to close; March Madness canceled; New York declares state of emergency

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A lone fan exits Sprint Center after it was announced that the Big 12 basketball tournament had been cancelled due to growing concerns with the Coronavirus outbreak on March 12, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo.A lone fan exits Sprint Center after it was announced that the Big 12 basketball tournament had been cancelled due to growing concerns with the Coronavirus outbreak on March 12, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

By Jon Haworth and Emily Shapiro / ABC News

At least 1,323 cases of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, have been confirmed in the United States Thursday as more events are canceled across the country.

Thirty-eight people have died in the U.S.

Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure will close from the morning of March 14 through the end of the month, said a spokesperson for the Disneyland Resort.

There were no reported cases of coronavirus at the park but the decision was made after reviewing guidelines from the governor’s executive order, the spokesperson said.

In addition, the NCAA on Thursday canceled the Division I men’s and women’s 2020 basketball tournaments and all remaining winter and spring NCAA championships.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a state of emergency Thursday, calling the number of confirmed cases “striking and troubling.”

“There is no precedent for this,” he said.

Meanwhile, New York state has 328 confirmed cases of coronavirus including 95 in New York City, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday.

Broadway theaters will go dark in New York City starting Thursday evening.

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The Broadway closure is part of a broader, statewide ban on gatherings of 500 or more that begins Friday, under the direction of the governor.

The Broadway announcement came the same day Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall canceled performances and the Metropolitan Museum of Art temporarily closed.

Broadway will start up again the week of April 13.