PHS auditorium
The Samaritan Awards have been rescheduled for April 6 in the PHS auditorium. (File photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

The Philomath Area Chamber of Commerce announced this week that the Samaritan Awards have been rescheduled for April 6. The start time and location remain the same — 6:30 p.m. in the Philomath High School auditorium.

The event had been scheduled for Feb. 16 and the deadline to submit nominations passed a week ago.

The Samaritan Awards last had an in-person ceremony in February 2020 just a few weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic entered the picture. A recent spike in the number of COVID cases in Oregon have led to several crowd-gathering events to postpone.