VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Something in the Water festival has been canceled due to fears of the novel coronavirus, according to a tweet by Something in the Water organizers.
The festival was scheduled to take place Monday, April 20 through Sunday, April 26. It will return April 23 through 25 of next year, the tweet read.
Anyone who purchased a ticket will be notified by Friday, March 20 on how to obtain a refund.
Dyer said via text message that “Given the governor’s state of emergency, all events in the near future have to be in line with the public’s safety.”
Concern was expressed about coronavirus at a special meeting held by the city March 5, as festivals like South by Southwest and Coachella canceled events due to the virus.
“It’s all very high on our list of monitoring it,” Erin Sutton, the Virginia Beach Emergency Manager, said. “We work very closely with the local health department or state health department and the CDC.”
Sutton said the city has a task force that meets weekly, making sure communication is streamlined among all involved agencies to monitor the virus.