Local officials met today to discuss the growing concern of the Coronavirus outbreak. Riverside County’s top health official says music festivals like Coachella and Stagecoach have not been told to cancel, but things could change if the situation intensifies.
“Residents and travelers to our region should know that the situation is safe,” Riverside County Supervisor V. Manuel Perez said this morning.
Coachella would have to make the decision whether or not to cancel, but overall risk to the public remains low. “We will of course support and facilitate that decision” if gatherings decide they want to shut down, Kaiser said to the press.
Coachella is one of California’s biggest music events, bringing tons of visitors from all over the world. California has amped up its a response to the outbreak, with Los Angeles County and the state declaring states of emergency due to the on Wednesday. Music festivals like Ultra Music Festival in Miami, and Tomorrowland Winter in the French Alps, have already canceled admit the Coronavirus outbreak.
Of course, you should take all of this with a grain of salt. Officials said Ultra was going on as planned, and then 24-hours it came to light the festival would be postponed. The situation can change at any time.