The production companies behind Coachella have turned their efforts towards building triage tents and temporary hospital structures as aid during the coronavirus pandemic.
One of the companies, Choura Events, is currently working at the Fountain Valley Regional Medical Center in California to provide pandemic relief by setting up tents and overflow facilities. This is the first of four medical centres the company has built so far. Gallagher Staging, the company who was supposed to build Coachella’s main stage, is also helping build similar sites around L.A.
“This is mass amounts of people that are panicking about whether or not they have (COVID-19). Hospitals are trying to care for people, and in order for doctors and health organizations to act effectively, they are looking to us to build the most effective, efficient layouts possible,” said Ryan Choura, the CEO of Choura Events said in a statement.
Coachella was originally scheduled for April 10–12 and April 17–19 but was pushed back in early March amidst coronavirus fears. The festival is now set to take place October 9–11 and October 16–18.