No, you should NOT go to a concert tonight.

Decisions about how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 are difficult. Perhaps you live in a place that has no or few reported cases. Perhaps you are young, healthy, and not worried about having serious complications from the virus. One of the hardest parts of this pandemic is the disruption to our daily lives and doing the things we enjoy.

But remember this: many people pass the infection to others BEFORE they have symptoms, your risk of serious complications from COVID-19 is NOT zero, and even if you have a mild case, you can transmit the virus to people at higher risk, like friends with asthma or your grandparents.

Therefore, the CDC says that any events with more than 50 people should be cancelled. Events like concerts  are a great way to spread COVID-19 to a lot of people in a short amount of time. The pandemic won’t last forever. There will be plenty of concerts when it’s over!