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Fri Mar 13, 2020, 01:10 PM

Ashland, Oregon: Oregon Shakespeare Festival has closed until early April

The life blood of Ashland, OSF, has decided to cancel all performances until April 8. This will have a massive impact on our city. Local businesses will possibly close. Two years ago, we lost a lot of businesses because of terrible wildfire smoke. There's no telling what this may do. Our local school district has also closed for a while.

No panic in the stores - yet. Plenty of toilet paper available

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Reply Ashland, Oregon: Oregon Shakespeare Festival has closed until early April (Original post)
leftieNanner Mar 2020 OP
LisaM Mar 2020 #1
leftieNanner Mar 2020 #2
LisaM Mar 2020 #4
leftieNanner Mar 2020 #7
MerryBlooms Mar 2020 #6
leftieNanner Mar 2020 #13
FightingIrish Mar 2020 #3
leftieNanner Mar 2020 #5
MerryBlooms Mar 2020 #8
FightingIrish Mar 2020 #12
MissB Mar 2020 #9
pat_k Mar 2020 #10
leftieNanner Mar 2020 #15
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Mar 2020 #11
leftieNanner Mar 2020 #14

Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Fri Mar 13, 2020, 01:11 PM

1. Crap.

This is going to to hit the arts community hard

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Response to LisaM (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 13, 2020, 01:13 PM

2. It is

I'm involved in a local animal rescue (equine) non-profit and we hold our annual fundraising event on the first Saturday in May. Likely going to cancel. That's a huge chunk of our annual budget (we need about $1,000 per day) and we're considering options.

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 13, 2020, 01:18 PM

4. Same with public broadcasting.

I can donate here and there to various causes, but it would be a drop in the bucket.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 13, 2020, 01:21 PM

7. With the slumping economy

Everyone will have less money and charitable organizations will be hit hard.

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 13, 2020, 01:21 PM

6. I love your equine rescue and have been to your fundraiser many times!

Everything will work out, the community loves you!

South Medford.

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Response to MerryBlooms (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 13, 2020, 01:52 PM

13. Thank you Merry!

If you are ever interested in a personal tour of the barn and an introduction to Frida, Arlo, Steele, Casper et al, let me know.

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Fri Mar 13, 2020, 01:14 PM

3. I had planned to drive to southern Oregon to see my family next week.

Im from Medford but now live in northwest Washington. We decided that it would be best to stay put but, hey, if youve got toilet paper...

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Response to FightingIrish (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 13, 2020, 01:20 PM

5. We have only had two cases in Jackson County so far

And they were travel related from overseas. This is largely proactive precaution.

Governor Brown has banned any gatherings over 250.

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 13, 2020, 01:22 PM

8. Brown has done a wonderful job and I am so grateful to have her in charge.

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 13, 2020, 01:34 PM

12. I hope it stays that way.

One of the reasons were staying away is because we are from the hardest hit state so far. It looks like the virus was rampant in Washington for weeks before the public became aware of it. Ironically, we were on a cruise to New Zealand when it really started spreading here. That and our heightened awareness may have spared us. I hope so.

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Fri Mar 13, 2020, 01:24 PM

9. That's a rough one

for the local economy.

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Fri Mar 13, 2020, 01:26 PM

10. I lived there in the early 70's

Was a "tart girl" at the festival (was around 13).

My sister visited last year. She said it has completely changed.

What measures is SOU taking? (SOC way back when)

I know all these closures are necessary, but will be so devastating.

My mom was saying the other day that she thinks the magnitude will be bigger than anything she has lived through (and she lived through WWII). A truly life changing crisis.

My only hope is that we come out of this with a more acute understanding of how much we must rely on each other. I hope enough people recognize that "we can't afford" universal health care and things like basic income is crap. We can't afford NOT TO.


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Response to pat_k (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 13, 2020, 01:55 PM

15. SOU is still open

Although I understand that Oregon and Oregon State are doing online classes only.

Concerts etc. have been cancelled.

We have lived here for only 11 years. Moved up from California in 2009. We love the valley, but miss the diversity of the Bay Area.

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Response to leftieNanner (Original post)

Fri Mar 13, 2020, 01:27 PM

11. That's pretty much their big event

I worked in Medford two years ago and decided to check out Ashland one weekend.

Even though the Shakespeare festival wasn't going on at the time a lot of their businesses were modeled on the Shakespearean theme.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #11)

Fri Mar 13, 2020, 01:53 PM

14. OSF runs from early March through October

So it will have a huge impact. We will see what happens as this crisis unfolds.

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