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HARTFORD WILL LIKELY CANCEL OR MODIFY LARGE EVENTS FOR AT LEAST THE NEXT MONTH, POSTPONING ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

HARTFORD WILL LIKELY CANCEL OR MODIFY LARGE EVENTS FOR AT LEAST THE NEXT MONTH, POSTPONING ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

HARTFORD, CONN (March 10, 2020) –Today the City of Hartford announced that the 49thannual St. Patrick’s Day Parade that was scheduled for this upcoming Saturday, March 14thwill not take place as planned.  The City will work with organizers to determine whether the parade or another celebration of Irish culture can be rescheduled for later this year.  In addition, the City is in the process of reviewing large events scheduled to take place over the next month and there will likely be cancellations or modifications to a number of events around the city.

“After consulting with health officials and looking at the latest expert guidance, we will not hold the St. Patrick’s Day Parade this weekend,” said Mayor Luke Bronin.  “Every year, this parade draws tens of thousands of people from the region to our Capital City, and we were looking forward to another busy weekend in Hartford.  Our priority is public health, and we are listening to the public health experts and making this decision given the size, type, and timing of this event.”

“We have many other large events coming up, and we will likely have to cancel or modify many of them for at least the next month,” Mayor Bronin added.  “We also want to remind everyone that the most effective things you can do to protect yourself are the simplest: wash your hands well, avoid handshakes, stay home if you’re sick, and pay attention to the news.”

If residents are concerned about any symptoms they may have, they should call Hartford HealthCare’s hotline at 860-972-8100 to speak with a clinician.  The latest information about coronavirus and guidance for residents is available in English and Spanish atHartford.gov.

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