The following message was sent to the season ticket holders, subscribers and supporters of nearly 30 cultural organizations, entertainment companies and professional sports teams.
We, the producers, organizers, and teams of some of Utah’s favorite live events, sports, performances and activities, implore you, our fans and patrons, to follow government directives to stay at home. What you do over the next few weeks can either help or hinder the return of some of your favorite events this summer and fall. By following some simple guidelines you may help save summer and fall fun for the Wasatch Front and all of Utah.
While home, stay home. If you must venture out, only do so for food, medicine, or essential work. If out for needed exercise, please follow social distancing guidelines. Wash your hands often and refrain from touching your face. The small steps that you take now can help stop this virus for you, your neighbors, and your community.
When the emergency has passed and our social interaction returns to normal, all events will be an important part of the recovery, providing people with a sense of community, local pride and the opportunity to return to the kinds of social interaction that build and maintain strong neighbors and communities. After a long period of isolation, our communities are going to need live interaction, connection, and celebration more than ever. Help us flatten the curve now in order to help your favorite event and sport return.
Many have asked how they can assist organizations like ours right now. As a Utah Symphony | Utah Opera patron, you can help by making a tax-deductible contribution today to support USUO, or by purchasing a season subscription to the upcoming Deer Valley® Music Festival or 2020-21 Utah Symphony or Utah Opera season. Congress is taking action now to allow non-itemizers to deduct a contribution up to $300 on their 2020 income tax, and USUO will send you a receipt if you make a donation.
If you would like more information please visit the State of Utah’s main information site at coronavirus.utah.gov. If you would like to know additional ways you can help support others leading the charge in this time of need please visit coronavirus.utah.gov/help.