I don’t think this will come as a surprise to many but safety over everything seem to be the approach that government officials around the world are taking to help combat the spread of the coronavirus and Puerto Rico is amongst the latest to issue precautionary measures.
Governor Wanda Vazquez Garced declared a state of emergency after several potential of cases of the virus were presented. At the time of the announcement, there hadn’t been any positive cases, but she wanted to set plans in place to prevent the spread. This included canceling all mass gatherings in Puerto Rico scheduled to take place through March 31.
Puerto Rico has declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard, per Gov. @wandavazquezg. She ordered the cancellation or postponement of mass gatherings through March 31. There are no confirmed coronavirus cases on the island yet but several suspected ones.
— Patricia Mazzei (@PatriciaMazzei) March 12, 2020
AfroNation Puerto Rico Festival
AfroNation Puerto Rico was slated for March 18-21 and after receiving the message from the Governor, it was decided that the event would not move forward to ensure the health and safety of festival attendees and residents of Puerto Rico.
“Afro Nation organizers have today announced that with much
regret, they will not be going ahead with the festival due to take place in San Juan next week (March 18th-21st),” a statement from the festival said.
“The festival organizers have been monitoring the rapidly changing situation and working closely with the public health authorities and advisors. Given the current position, the health, safety, and well-being of customers and everyone involved is of paramount importance and this is not a decision that has been taken lightly.”
Many moves being made companies are unprecedented but safety over everything seems to be the message.
Information on how to go about requesting a refund should be sent out by March 16. There is no word yet if the event will be rescheduled but there is a new event, AfroNation Mexico, coming in the fall.
I know we have several readers (including Tosha who supplied us with some AMAZING REDEMPTIONS) that spent so much time planning their trips to Puerto Rico.
Anyone else effected by the this move in Puerto Rico?