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Burning Man 2020 canceled amid coronavirus concerns

Posted at 8:28 AM, Apr 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-11 11:28:19-04

NEVADA (KTNV) — Organizers have canceled the Burning Man 2020 event amid coronavirus concerns.

The festival was slated to start Aug. 30 and run through Labor Day, but organizers announced Friday that the arts festival in Northern Nevada's Black Rock Desert would not take place due to efforts to help minimize the spread of COVID-19.

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A spokesperson for the Burning Man Project said it is offering refunds for people who already bought tickets, but staff layoffs are expected due to the loss of revenue.