PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - With no known COVID-19 cases in Allegheny County, Pittsburgh's St. Patrick's Day parade is on for Saturday.
In a statement posted on Facebook, the Pittsburgh St. Patrick’s Day committee posted the following statement:
“The Pittsburgh St. Patrick’s Day Parade committee is dedicated to ensuring a safe, family-friendly event on March 14th and works closely with Pittsburgh Public Safety to take all necessary safety measures.
At this time, COVID-19, a disease caused by a new strain of coronavirus, is not present in Allegheny County that we are aware of. As thus, the Pittsburgh St. Patrick’s Day parade is still scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 14th.
We encourage those wishing to take part in St. Patrick’s Day parade celebrations to take preventative action by washing their hands frequently, not sharing drinks, and covering their mouth if they cough or sneeze.”
LISTEN: Mac McCafferty, St Patrick's Day Parade Chairman talks live to KDKA Radio's Lynne Hayes-Freeland http://app.radio.com/gKGKMa1nK4
While the Pittsburgh parade is still a go, that isn’t the case in other cities.
With 41 cases in Massachusetts Boston's parade has been canceled.
In Ireland, Dublin's St. Patrick's Day parade has also been canceled.