They lied, but for them to go from saying lets start up basketball to saying oh standby we have an uptick again is still surprising to do. Otherwise they would have continued with games. In other news, Japan trying my theory didn't work. https://www.newsday.com/sports/columnists/david-lennon/japanese-baseball-mlb-coronavirus-return-1.43570449 so, my empty stadium quarantine is off the table.
Here's a great article by the Hardball times on Jackson's year with the Orioles including their attempts to resign him.
Unfortunately this is already happening in other parts of the world where people are getting tired of being inside and everything stopped. As you said, it will be more difficult as time goes on. Unfortunately because the United States, and the entire world is not quarantining at the same time, the quarantine, as seen in China with a revival of the virus after they lifted travel bans, will come back.