SAN ANGELO, TX — As fears of Coronavirus pandemic and its hype has canceled RodeoHouston and the South-By-Southwest (SXSW) interactive and music festivals in Austin, in San Angelo, San Angelo Performing Arts Center Executive Director Berkeley Puckitt sent an email to SAPAC’s supporters indicating that the venue’s three theaters and the season’s upcoming shows during season are not canceled.
The news comes at the right time when concerns about the health of the local economy were heightened following a slew of closing of popular events throughout the state. In San Antonio, officials are grappling over whether or not to curtail this year’s Fiesta. Local real estate agents are telling us some buyers are backing out of home purchase agreements. The car dealers are nervous.
At SAPAC, hope emerged today.
“Currently, no scheduled performances, camps, or classes have been cancelled, but we are taking the lead of public health authorities and implementing recommended proactive strategies in all of our theaters, classrooms, and offices,” stated Puckitt in an email to supporters and patrons.
The only clouds on SAPAC's horizons are whether or not some scheduled shows will cancel because the actors or musicians themselves postpone their tours. So far there are no official announcements of this. The SAPAC schedule of performances is on their website.
“We have updated our facility cleaning procedures and schedules and will also be offering more hand sanitation stations in all of our spaces. We've instructed our staff to remain home in the event that they are experiencing any signs of flu-like illness and we encourage you to do the same, should you feel the need,” she continued.
“The security and safety of our SAPAC patrons and employees is our highest priority,” she stated.
“San Angelo is considered a low-risk community for COVID19 (novel coronavirus), we want to share with you the steps and procedures we are taking to keep our patrons safe, and put minds at ease when you enter our doors,” she stated.