Our concert 2020 season is Cancelled as of 7/5/2020
It is with sincere regret that we have to inform you about the cancellation of the rest of our 2020 Summer Series. We knew while planning this season that there was always a possibility that circumstances could change that would necessitate an alteration or cancellation of our summer plans.
Prior to the announcement by Governor Kelly, Reno County was experiencing a significant uptick in COVID-19 case count, and more importantly, hospitalization rates have been increasing steadily. Most critically, there are now cases in Reno County of community spread (spread of the virus where no transmission source is identifiable).
After the announcement of the Executive Order by Governor Kelly, the Reno County Commission chose to use the power in the legislature's Special Session Bill 2016 to opt out of the mandate for masks. It was made clear at the commission meeting that businesses and organizations could still mandate masks.
Hutchinson Community College decided to mandate mask use in its facilities effective with the opening of school buildings on Monday. This change, along with the lack of mask use by our audience plus lack of social distancing among those members of the audience seated in chairs on the lawn coupled with the infection pattern in Reno County, resulted in us making the difficult decision to cancel the rest of our events this summer.
There was discussion among executive board members about the possibility of adding a special event later in the year if conditions allow. As things progress this fall, we'll provide an update with information about the Holiday Parade and any other possible special events.
Thank you for your support