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Coachella and Stagecoach confirm, music festival postponed

Posted at 4:12 PM, Mar 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 19:12:59-04

The Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals have been postponed.

The two festivals confirmed this in a tweet on Tuesday.

The two festivals have been moved to October for now. Coachella is now scheduled for Oct. 9-11 and Stagecoach has been rescheduled for Oct. 23-25.

Headliners for the 2020 Coachelle festival include Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott, and Frank Ocean. The event was originally scheduled for April 10-12, 2020 and April 17-19, 2020 in Indio, California.

On Sunday, Riverside County, which is where Coachella is held, declared a health emergency.

On Monday, the Riverside University Health System-Public Health announced three new cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Coachella Valley.

Dr. Cameron Kaiser, Riverside County public health officer, said health investigators believe the three infections were either the result of travel into areas where COVID-19 has been confirmed, or contact with a known case.

According to a release by the Riverside County Public Health Department, investigators have not been able to determine how the individual was infected, Dr. Kaiser said, so it is now considered a case of “community spread.”

"Community spread involves transmission of an illness for which the source of infection is unknown. It indicates that the virus was not contracted through relevant travel history or contact to a known case of COVID-19, and suggests that the virus is present in the community."