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MEMORIAL DAY PARADE CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS

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April 28, 2020
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. - Due to the latest developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Memorial Day Parade, scheduled for Friday, May 22, will be cancelled. 

Amy Zapal, executive director at St. Joseph Today, says, “The health of our visitors, residents and members is critical to St. Joe Today. With the wellbeing of our community in mind, we have decided to cancel the Memorial Day Parade scheduled Friday, May 22.” Zapal goes on to say, “This decision was not made lightly. We will continue to monitor the situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) and other upcoming SJT events.” 

Please adhere to the following recommended guidelines to help control the spread of illnesses -  
 
• Hand-washing is the best self-defense against the spread of germs. As a supplement, use antibacterial hand sanitizer. Please do this often.
• Identify alternative greetings that are comfortable for you such as a fist or elbow bump. 
• If you are not feeling well, especially if you have a fever, are coughing or sneezing or are experiencing shortness of breath, please remain home and out of public places.
• If you have traveled to any of the countries where there are outbreaks of the virus, please follow guidance on the CDC website. 

For more information on COVID-19, please visit the Berrien County Health Department. 

St. Joseph Today, a membership-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is dedicated to developing and promoting events and businesses in St. Joseph, Mich. and its surrounding communities. For more information about upcoming events, visit stjoetoday.com or facebook.com/stjoetoday.