A Message From CAAM About COVID-19
April 20, 2020
From our vantage point in San Francisco, we here at CAAM are hopeful for the community to soon be able to return to a more normal life. This May, we are moving forward with a hybrid CAAMFest — offering some drive-in events at Fort Mason FLIX and many live online and on-demand screenings — so that there is something for everyone.
With vaccines becoming more available and COVID rates trending downward, we are optimistic to gather in person when it is safe to do so again. As we plan future events, CAAM will continue to follow state and county guidelines to keep people safe and to provide a variety of lively and enjoyable programming that uplifts Asian American stories. Thank you for being a part of our community.
Let’s Keep Moving Forward!
The CAAM Team
March 17, 2020
We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during these uncertain times. As the situation with the COVID-19 outbreak in the Bay Area continues to unfold, we would like to give you an update on how CAAM is responding.
Last week, we were still cautiously optimistic about the possibility of holding CAAMFest in May. With guidelines surrounding public health and safety changing by the day, we are facing the difficult reality of postponing the festival. The safety and well-being of our staff, partners, and community is of utmost importance, and in figuring out how best to respond, we are following the guidance of city, state, and other government authorities, as well as other arts and cultural organizations.
As much as we would like to give definitive plans moving forward, that’s not always possible during these times. The CAAM staff is also taking necessary precautions, working remotely to figure out ways to keep uplifting Asian American stories and to provide a much-needed sense of community during these trying days. We’ll be in touch with ways to keep finding inspiration in the art of storytelling and to feel a little less alone, as we continue to connect with each other. In the coming weeks and months, we are looking to find new ways to help people engage and access stories online and through our broadcast partners. We will be sure to keep you informed about these engagements and plans for CAAMFest as we have more details to share.
Please take care of yourself and your loved ones. Thank you for being part of the CAAM community.
The CAAM Team
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