Saturday, March 14, 2020

COVID-19: Suspensions and Cancellations

So far, there have been no confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Columbia County, but many measures have been announced to prevent its spread in our city.

On Thursday, Hudson Hall announced that is was suspending all activities involving large gatherings for the next thirty days. Postponed until further notice are the screening of Intelligent Lives (March 12), performances by the Icelandic band mum (March 25) and Camphill Hudson Players (April 3), and the concert series Bird Flight: A Charlie Parker Centennial (starting April 4). Click here for more information.
On Friday, Helsinki Hudson announced that it was closing the doors to its restaurant, nightclub, and special events, "effective immediately and for as long as health organizations and our state and local governments recommend against public gatherings, due to the threat of the new coronavirus."

The Hudson Area Library remains open for its regular hours, but all programs, classes, group meetings, and events are suspended through March 31. The library website provides this further information: "We will reassess the situation towards the end of March to determine the status of programs for April. . . . We have increased our daily cleaning protocols (with a focus on disinfecting high traffic areas such as computer terminals, service desks, door knobs, light switches, and children's toys) and have temporarily reduced access to toys and other hard to clean items in the children's area. We have packets of information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) available at our main desk and informational signs from the CDC are posted throughout the space."

Yesterday, it was announced that the Hudson Children's Book Festival, which was scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 2, has been canceled.

The Hudson Literacy Fund has also canceled its "Cocktail Extravaganza" fundraiser, which was to take place on April 4.


1 comment:

  1. Luckily those workers affected qualify for an unemployment insurance claim due to loss of work. Hopefully there will be a funding mechanism for businesses affected by this slowdown.