News of the coronavirus has buzzed into the Spelling Bee world.
The Scripps National Spelling Bee is suspending this year's national finals.
Scripps cited recommendations against large gatherings by the Centers for Disease Control and prevention.
It will work to reschedule the event later this year, if possible.
The 93rd Scripps National Spelling Bee was scheduled to be held in National Harbor, Md., and would have aired on ESPN in May.