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Coronavirus concerns forces cancellation of Chinese Historical Society of America Gala honoring Jon Chu

The Chinese Historical Society of America is cancelling its gala planned for the end of this month due to the coronavirus. The fundraiser and banquet honoring director Jon Chu of Crazy Rich Asians and In the Heights fame will be rescheduled to another time.

“The board of directors of CHSA, in consultation with government advisories and community supporters, has made the difficult decision to postpone its 2020 Gala in order to minimize any spread of COVID-19,” the group said in a statement.

“This decision is not made lightly given the significant efforts that have already been made to put on this wonderful event, but the well-being of San Francisco and its residents is our priority, as it should be everyone who calls this city home.”

Donations and tickets already purchased will be applied to a future date, or will be refunded, according to CHSA.

In addition to Chu, the event titled in Celebration of Family will also honor business and community leader Ronald Fong and his sons Rodney Fong, President & CEO of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, and independent film director Barre Fong.

Chu’s father, chef Lawrence Chu, will also be honored for his entrepreneurship.

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