Relax....Coachella 2020 is 100% Still Happening (for now)

As of right now.... 3:24p on March 5th....Coachella 2020 is still happening

Could the Cornoavirus scare force the show to be cancelled? Yes...but not yet

Looks like (amongst others) - it'll be up to the County Health Officer

From Desert Sun

With the coronavirus spurring cancellations of conferences and events like Miami's Ultra Music Festival, a massive electronic music event scheduled for later this month, questions are swirling about the fate of Coachella and Stagecoach. 

But as of Thursday, Dr. Cameron Kaiser, Riverside County's public health officer, has not instructed the music festivals to cancel.

“We will of course support and facilitate that decision” if gatherings decide they want to shut down, Kaiser at a press briefing in Palm Springs Thursday morning.

As the public health officer, Kaiser may take any preventive measure to "protect and preserve the public health,” the county's senior public information specialist Jose Arballo Jr. told The Desert Sun.

Palm Springs and Riverside County leaders sought to quell concerns Thursday about the rapidly spreading coronavirus, and related public health concerns, ahead of the desert's marquee events. Palm Springs Mayor Geoff Kors said the city has increased deep cleanings at Palm Springs International Airport.

"Residents and travelers to our region should know that the situation is safe," Riverside County Supervisor V. Manuel Perez said.

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