Roommates, if you were hoping that 2021 would see the return of the popular Coachella music festival, well we have bad news. As California continues to see an alarming rise of COVID-19 cases, the April dates for the Coachella festival have officially been cancelled as a means of precaution and safety.
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival along with the Stagecoach Country Music Festival, which are both scheduled for April, have been cancelled under a new health officer order issued by Riverside County in California.
The order was issued by Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser “based on concerns of a fall resurgence of Covid-19 both within the county of Riverside and worldwide.” According to the order, both music festivals are known to attract “hundreds of thousands of attendees from many countries,” which would almost certainly lead to an increase in the spread of the coronavirus.
“If COVID-19 were detected at these festivals, the scope and number of attendees and the nature of the venue would make it infeasible, if not impossible, to track those who may be placed at risk,” Dr. Kaiser added.
As you may know, both events, especially Coachella, are two of the largest music festivals held in Southern California annually—although they both were also cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There is currently no word on if or when the dates for the festivals will be rescheduled.
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