CONCERNS REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
The OCF Board, staff, and management are aware of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns in the community and are closely monitoring the situation. We are meeting regularly to consider how it impacts our event and community and to discuss contingency plans. We are getting information from and engaging in communications with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), Lane County, the Oregon Health Authority, as well as other health professionals and organizations. At this time we are planning on holding the 2020 Fair as scheduled. The health and safety of our Fair Family is our priority. We will continue to keep you updated with any new developments.
PRE-SALE TICKETS KICK-OFF POSTPONED
OCF has postponed the kick off for ticket sales to this year’s event. The online pre-sale of tickets were scheduled to begin on Friday, March 13, 2020. We intend to have this year’s Fair as scheduled, but for now, we believe it is important to continue to monitor the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation. Board members, management and staff are gathering and considering regularly updated information about the virus from world, federal, state, and local health authorities and other credible health care professionals and organizations. We expect to have a decision some time soon about when we will begin selling tickets to this year’s event. In the meantime preparation for the Oregon Country Fair will continue.
OFFICE AND SITE CLOSURES
Due to concerns about COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, we have decided to close the Fair office in Eugene as well as the Fair site in Veneta until further notice. During this closure, OCF employees and volunteers will be working together remotely to continue preparations for the 2020 event. We will be monitoring and returning all emails and phone messages, so please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will be providing updates on ticket sales and other news as the situation develops.