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As large events across the country close, Spring at the Silos still scheduled to go on

Posted at 12:24 PM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 22:13:03-04

WACO, TX — As RodeoHouston, SXSW and other events shutdown across the country, Spring at the Silos is still scheduled to go on this weekend.

The annual event brings thousands of visitors to downtown Waco every year.

The event is scheduled to begin March 12 and end March 14. The event also brings in vendors from all over.

On Wednesday, WHO declared the coronavirus a pandemic.

Magnolia issued the following statement about the event:

Regarding the current outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19): Magnolia is working closely with local, state, and federal agencies to plan for a safe event. At this moment, we will be proceeding with our Spring at the Silos event with the health and safety of our attendees and employees as our top priority. The health of the Waco community and those who visit our City is our highest priority. We are regularly checking resources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization, and will continue to monitor any new development. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advise the immediate health risk to the United States public is low. Likewise, no health departments in the state have requested the cancellation of any gatherings as the current risk of person-to-person spread in their jurisdictions remains low. Information and practices are changing during this rapidly evolving situation and we will continue to follow national guidelines. This being said, there are no imminent plans to postpone or cancel any current events.

The McLennan County Public Health District said that are in regular contact with the local hospitals and clinics, school districts, day cares, and nursing homes to ensure that they are making preparations to respond to the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

"At this time, there has not been an emergency declaration made by the State of Texas and there are no positive cases in Waco. Because this is a rapidly evolving situation, we maintain regular communication with the Department of State Health Services and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention," they said.