The annual music festival Coachella and its country music sibling, Stagecoach, have both been canceled for 2020.
The public health officer of Riverside County, California released the cancellation order on Wednesday evening, June 10, 2020.
In March, the festivals’ organizers announced that both Coachella and Stagecoach would be delayed until October. However, the order from public health officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser warned of a possible spike in COVID-19 infections in the coming months.
He also noted that Coachella attracts “hundreds of thousands of attendees from many countries,” and that if an outbreak were to occur at Coachella or Stagecoach, it would be “impossible to track those who may be at risk.”