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Philly to cancel all large events for 6 months, says COVID-19 risk is too great

14 Jul 2020 10:54 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

KYW Newsradio - Philadelphia officials are expected to announce the cancellation of all large events in the city for the next six months, at Tuesday's COVID-19 briefing.
 
The city's COVID-19 numbers have fluctuated in the last few weeks — sometimes rising slightly, sometimes stabilizing. What they haven't been doing is going down, and with cases rising sharply in other places, large events that would attract out-of-towners are seen as too risky.

A city official says the decision has been made to cancel them. That includes the Thanksgiving Day parade, the Mummers Parade and all the fall road races, including the Rock and Roll half marathon and the Broad Street Run, which had been postponed to October.

UPDATE:  No events will be held until February 2021

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