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The Coronavirus outbreak is having a national impact.

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UPDATE: The Penguins will take on the Blue Jackets tomorrow night in a closed arena.

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With the Coronavirus now declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, NHL arenas are starting to make decisions regarding how they will approach its games.

The Penguins said on Wednesday that it would move forward with the status quo of having fans in the arena.

The Penguins are set to play the Blue Jackets tomorrow night in Columbus, where the Governor of Ohio has made suggestions and issued orders regarding large crowds gathering.

With the Blue Jackets set to defy the Governor’s suggestions, it appears as if the Penguins will be playing the game in front of a regular crowd.

Things could change very quickly, as this is a very dynamic situation and could change multiple times in a day, even.

Stay tuned for the latest updates on both the Penguins away situation in Columbus, as well as any updates on whether the Penguins will change their status in playing home games.