After much thought and discussion we have decided to cancel our 2020 Band, String and Choral Music Festivals. The catalyst for this decision is the expected spread of COVID-19 and the desire to mitigate the risk of exposure and spread of the virus. While the current COVID-19 risk in Kingston remains low and there have been no reported cases, this could change at any time. While there is no way to know how the virus will spread, all signs suggest that the number of infections has not yet peaked. Queen's is taking steps to limit large gatherings and close contact among individuals and travel. Given the size of the festivals and our inability to limit close contact among festival participants, we thought it prudent to cancel the events for this year.