All Baltimore City Special Events Cancelled Through August 31st

| May 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced today that the City of Baltimore is cancelling all special events through August 31st due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“After consultation with our public health experts, we believe this is the best move for the health of our city and its residents,” said Mayor Young.

This cancellation includes large events such as 4th of July Fireworks, Artscape, and AFRAM, as well as smaller neighborhood events.

“Until we can see some kind of downward turn, all of that is cancelled,” said Mayor Young.

When asked if he would reconsider, he said: “There’s always a possibility to take a second look at something, and I am open to that, but I will also be guided by our health professionals and the data they provide to tell us whether it is safe to do that.”

This decision comes as Mayor Young and Governor Larry Hogan face increasing pressure from restaurant owners to allow them to open outdoor table service. Governor Hogan lifted some restrictions on businesses such as personal services, manufacturing, retail stores, and churches last week, but Mayor Young has kept restrictions in place in Baltimore City.

Certain states such as Florida, Georgia, Texas, and Colorado have reopened most of their businesses.

Mayor Young’s press conference¬†

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