St. Patrick’s Day Parade canceled due to COVID-19 in St. Cloud

The St. Cloud Downtown Council announced Friday afternoon that the second annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been cancelled this year due to COVID-19. Photo credit: Tony Langfellow

The second annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Outdoor Tent Party, and Kid’s Corner in downtown St. Cloud has been canceled due to growing concern and spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Minnesota. The announcement was made by the St. Cloud Downtown Council and the Olde Brick House in the afternoon of Friday, March 13. 

The event was set to take place on Saturday, March 14 in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

“We felt this was the best way to proceed during such an unprecedented global situation,” St. Cloud Downtown Council announced in the media release. “We are very disappointed that we are unable to hold this event for our Community. But, we know it’s the right decision based on the information we have today.”

It is recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) that people stay removed from large social gatherings and events, which includes canceling tomorrow’s event, to help slow the spread of the virus.

Despite the cancellation of the St. Patrick’s Day event, the Olde Brick House will remain open for regular business hours.

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Tony Langfellow was the Editor-In-Chief at the University Chronicle during the Spring of 2020.

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