According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the gathering of crowds in close proximity carries a high risk of spreading the coronavirus and the Audrain County Health Department (ACHD) is asking organizers of such events in Audrain County to re-think holding them.
“Hundreds of holiday events and parades across Missouri are being cancelled due to the spike in COVID-19 cases,” states Audrain County Health Department Administrator/CEO Craig Brace.
Brace noted event organizers in Audrain County are not immune from having to make similar decisions.
ACHD highly advises that upcoming holiday parades and events, both indoors and outdoors, follow strict public health protocols such as social distancing and wearing a mask. Events that cannot follow these guidelines should be cancelled or postponed.
“The safest intervention during this critical time is to cancel or postpone the event,” said Brace. “ACHD is committed to prevent, promote and protect the health and wellbeing of the residents of Audrain County.”