The 62nd St. Patrick’s Day Parade — scheduled for this Sunday, March 15th, 2020 — will have to wait until next year.
According to a note signed by Mike Kelly, the co-chair of the parade, the parade has been canceled after meeting with teams from Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan.
“The health and safety of our participants, spectators, local businesses and sponsors is our top priority, especially after we learned about the first cases of COVID-19 in Michigan today,” said Kelly.
The note goes on to say that they expect to stage a “bigger, better” parade in 2021.
Here’s the complete statement as posted on social media: