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Coachella promoter in talks to launch mass vaccination site

Goldenvoice is said to be "willing to be helpful and supportive" in California's vaccine effort

  • Patrick Hinton
  • 26 January 2021
Coachella promoter in talks to launch mass vaccination site

Following last year’s initial postponement and then cancellation of Coachella, the festival’s promoter Goldenvoice is now reportedly in talks to get involved in the mass vaccination effort, which will help bring about the return of large-scale events to the US.

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Desert Sun, a daily newspaper serving Palm Springs and the surrounding Coachella Valley in Southern California, reports Riverside County Supervisor V. Manuel Perez is in discussions with Goldenvoice to collaborate on creating a mass vaccination site, saying the promoter is "willing to be helpful and supportive".

"We know what they can do with the concerts, all the logistics and planning that takes place," said Perez during a Board of Supervisors meeting on Wednesday.

Darin Schemmer, communications director for Perez, suggested the 500-acre El Dorado Polo Club, which is leased by Goldenvoice, could be used as a possible location.

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Riverside County Public Health director Kim Saruwatari said the county "will take support from anyone who has some expertise to lend … They certainly do, so we absolutely will be in touch with them to see.”

Locations already transformed into mass vaccination sites in California include the baseball ground Dodger Stadium and Disneyland.

California has recorded a total of 3.21 million coronavirus cases and 37,499 deaths across the length of the pandemic so far.

[Via: Desert Sun]

Patrick Hinton is Mixmag's Digital Features Editor, follow him on Twitter

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