2021 New Orleans Jazz Fest cancels because of Covid-19 concerns
Rising cases of Covid-19 in Louisiana have prompted the cancellation of the New Orleans Jazz Fest for the subsequent year running, coordinators declared Sunday.
Louisiana broke its own record for Covid-19 related hospitalizations on numerous days last week, with 2,421 people hospitalized with the infection on Friday. That very day it revealed 6,116 new cases, as per the US Centers for Disease Control.
The yearly jazz festival won’t happen “as a result of the current exponential growth of new Covid cases in New Orleans and the region and the ongoing public health emergency,” the celebration said in an statement on its site.
The festival, which regularly happens more than two ends of the week in late April and early May, had been moved to October recently.
Recently declared acts the current year’s Jazz Fest incorporated the Rolling Stones, which was scheduled to play the 2019 festival and needed to drop because of a disease from Mick Jagger. Different demonstrations that were reserved for the 2021 Jazz Fest included Foo Fighters, Lizzo and Dead and Company.
“We now look forward to next spring, when we will present the Festival during its traditional timeframe. Next year’s dates are April 29 — May 8, 2022,” the festival posted on their website.
“In the meantime, we urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials, so that we can all soon experience together the joy that is Jazz Fest,” it said.
Jazz Fest in 2020 was likewise dropped because of the pandemic.
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell once again introduced a veil command for the city on July 30, saying, “Thanks to the Delta variant, the Covid pandemic is once again raging out of control.” The chairman is likewise requiring all city workers to get vaccinated.
Only 37.4% of Louisiana’s populace is completely immunized against Covid-19, as per information from Johns Hopkins University.
On August 2, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards reinstated a mask mandate for the express that came full circle Wednesday and goes on until basically September 1.
“The least onerous thing we can do in order to try and curb transmission and give some breathing room back to our hospitals is to reinstate the mask mandate,” he said.
Edwards has said capacity at his state’s hospitals is “absolutely strained.”