All “large public events” in Philadelphia will be cancelled through Feb. 28, 2021 to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, city spokesperson Deana Gamble confirmed to NBC10 on Tuesday.
The cancellation may apply to events like the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Mummers Parade on New Year’s Day and fall road races like the Blue Cross Broad Street Run, which was previously postponed from May to October 2020, and the Philadelphia Marathon in November, NBC10 further reported.
However, Philadelphians will still be permitted to participate in private outdoor events with less than 50 attendees, recreational sports with less than 25 participants and events on private property, KYW Newsradio reported.
Before today’s ban, city officials had been postponing or cancelling large events on a case-by-case basis beginning with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in March, KYW further reported.
City officials will announce more information about the cancellation policy during today’s COVID-19 press conference at 1 p.m.