The Coachella Valley Water District Wednesday canceled all its upcoming events and tours due to coronavirus concerns.
“We appreciate the public’s interest in our workshops and tours and look forward to rescheduling them in the future,” said Katie Evans, a district spokeswoman. “We are acting out of an abundance of caution to help support the efforts to safeguard our community.”
The move is effective until further notice, according to a district statement, which made reference to the Riverside County Board of Supervisors’ Tuesday declaration of a local public heath emergency in response to the spread of COVID-19.
Future Coachella Valley Water District tours and events will be re-added to the CVWD website at www.cvwd.org, and on the district’s social media sites, once the cancellation is lifted, Evans said.
Several notable events have been canceled in the days since the first confirmed locally acquired novel coronavirus case was confirmed in the Coachella Valley last weekend, including the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, which was scheduled to begin this week.
Three more confirmed cases were announced on Monday, all in the Coachella Valley, bringing the total up to six Riverside County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, which includes two county residents being treated in northern California.
On Tuesday, organizers of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and the Stagecoach country music festival — which annually attract thousands of attendees to the Coachella Valley — were forced to reschedule to October dates due to an order by the county’s top public heath official.
Palm Springs city canceled the city’s weekly Thursday night street fair along Palm Canyon Drive, citing coronavirus and weather concerns.
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