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Fiesta San Antonio Commission working with public health expert in planning for 2021 celebration

SAN ANTONIO – The Fiesta San Antonio Commission stated will probably be working with a public health expert because the group strikes ahead with plans to host Fiesta 2021, presently set for April 15-25.

Organizers stated Dr. Martin “Marty” Makary is a professor of health coverage on the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, a professor of surgical procedure on the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and an expert on public health coverage.

“Fiesta is an important community tradition,” Makary stated in a launched assertion. “The safety of attendees, volunteers and staff are an important prerequisite.”

Makary has assisted H-E-B and the San Antonio Spurs with their resolution making to deal with COVID-19 associated points, in accordance with the group.

“The health and safety of Fiesta’s 2.5 million+ guests, 75,000+ volunteers, 100+ participating member organizations (PMOs), and many other supporters remain the commission’s No. 1 priority, which is why the Fiesta San Antonio Commission sought the expert advice from Dr. Makary,” the group stated in a launched assertion. “In consultation with city of San Antonio and Metro Health officials and Dr. Makary, the commission’s goal is to provide its PMOs support to assist them in their decision-making process. Because each Fiesta event is unique, the commission is providing opportunities for many PMOs to interact with Dr. Makary so they can determine their own needs and plans for Fiesta 2021.”

The fee said it “would love for Fiesta 2021 to occur in April with 100% capacity at all of the official Fiesta events, but understands the challenges that still exist for the city” and collaborating member organizations.

“The commission certainly advocates for safe and responsible behavior as outlined by Metro Health, CDC, City of San Antonio and Bexar County,” Baltazar (Walter) Serna, the fee’s president, stated in a launched assertion. “If we work together, now, to successfully implement COVID-19 safety protocols, i.e., mask wearing, social distancing, etc., we believe Fiesta events will occur in 2021.”

The fee added that with Makary’s perception and assist, it should work with the town and Metro Health officers and the collaborating member organizations to develop plans to have fun Fiesta 2021 in a secure and wholesome method.

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