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Cancellations disappoint, but there will be other parades

Waking up on a recent morning to see the SaPaDaPaSo parade canceled was relieving. Yes, it sucks but it’s necessary. There should be no mass gatherings anywhere right now; concerts, sports events, March Madness, school events, etc.

The thing with COVID-19 is that we don’t know how many people have it or are going to get it. I hear on the news now that two children in this country have it. What we do know is that it’s spreading in the United States and throughout the world. While the majority of people who get it will only experience mild symptoms and recover from it, they will still be able to spread it to other vulnerable groups at risk of serious illness or death.

My parents are in an at risk group. I am taking this very seriously, some might say too seriously. I would rather be seen as Chicken Little and have my parents healthy and alive than someone who values a basketball game or a parade more.

I would honestly like everyone to sit back and think about how they would feel if someone they loved got this and even, god forbid, died from it all because other people wanted to go and watch a parade.

I get it, I get the disappointment, but this is no joke. It needs to be taken very seriously. There will be other parades.

Chandra Jordan

Marion

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