Below are updates on how the coronavirus is impacting the North Carolina Azalea Festival.
Festival leadership has been monitoring the coronavirus situation carefully and collecting information from numerous organizations such as the CDC, WHO, International Festivals and Events Association, and other festivals and events across the country.
As recommended by the CDC from this source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/large-events/mass-gatherings-ready-for-covid-19.html, the Azalea Festival has opened and maintained communication with our local City and County health officials and leadership. All are monitoring this situation carefully.
As the situation develops, the Azalea Festival will be in constant communication with our local and state health authorities and will follow their lead and direction. Updates will be posted as needed.
As of this writing, the 2020 North Carolina Azalea Festival will still be held April 1-5th. The Festival will be taking additional precautions to remind our Festival guests, vendors, and staff of normal health and safety protocols, such as hand-washing, hand-sanitizing, and encouraging those sick to stay home.
Please stay tuned to further updates as more information is made available to us.