New York City’s Times Square on Thursday. The city’s traditional New Year’s Eve event will not be open to the public this year as the coronavirus continues to spread.

New York City's Times Square on Thursday. The city's traditional New Year's Eve event will not be open to the public this year as the coronavirus continues to spread.

New York City’s Times Square on Thursday. The city’s traditional New Year’s Eve event will not be open to the public this year as the coronavirus continues to spread.

New Years Eve organizers test the air worthiness of confetti from the Hard Rock Cafe Marquee in Times Square on December 29, 2020 in New York City. – The 2,000 pounds of confetti (907 kilograms) released on New Years Eve will include thousands of wishes from individuals who have submitted them at the New Years Eve Wishing Wall. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)