National Spelling Bee suspended by coronavirus concerns

The National Spelling Bee has been suspended because of coronavirus concerns
Posted at 1:33 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 14:36:40-04

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.