Health concerns regarding COVID-19 prompt postponement
Oviedo, FL. (March 13, 2020) -The Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce, in consultation with the City of Oviedo and the Florida Department of Health, has decided to postpone the 26th annual Taste of Oviedo, presented by Air Flow Designs Heating & Air Conditioning, due to rising concerns regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). Taste of Oviedo is now scheduled for Saturday, May 9, 2020.
“With the three Central Florida hospital systems as Trustees of the Chamber, we are aware of the burden a rapid expansion of new cases would bring to the hospital systems’ limited resources. While we understand that many people may experience few or no symptoms, we also recognize that the impact on the community at large from an event such as ours could be significant,” said Gina Brooks, Chair of the Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
“In serving as the crossroads between commerce and community, it is necessary for us to weigh the desire to highlight our community businesses with the health of the general public. By moving the date to a future time, it allows us to focus on being a resource for the needs of our business members that are most likely to suffer the first economic impacts of the societal response to this outbreak,” said Bridget Lake, President and CEO of the Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce.
The decision to support the chamber’s need to move the date of Taste of Oviedo was simple for Oviedo Mall, a Trustee of the chamber, which serves as the host location for the event. “Recognizing that Taste of Oviedo brings nearly 20,000 people to Oviedo Mall and also serves as the single largest fundraising event for the chamber, it is our sincere hope that the public will recognize and support the event on the rescheduled date of May 9, 2020,” said Kevin Hipes, General Manager of the Oviedo Mall.
Please check the event website (www.TasteOfOviedo.org) and Facebook page for further updates.
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About the Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce
The Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce is a private, not-for-profit business membership association. With corporate offices located at 376 N. Central Ave., near downtown Oviedo, the purpose of the chamber is to serve as a platform for enhancing business and community interests in our region. For more information on the Chamber, please visit www.oviedowintersprings.org.
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