Greater Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade canceled amid coronavirus concerns

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HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– The Greater Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been canceled due to concerns over the coronavirus.

The Office Of Mayor Luke Bronin announced Tuesday that the parade scheduled for Saturday, March 14 has been canceled.

“The bottom line is that it’s a lot easier to be smart and aggressive and early than it is to play catch up on the back end. That’s the approach we’re going to take,” said Bronin.

The Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade that was scheduled for this Sunday, March 15 was postponed also due to concerns over the spread of Covid-19.

Related: Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade postponed due to coronavirus concerns

Earlier Monday, Governor Ned Lamont urged city leaders to cancel big gatherings of more than 100 people.

According to the Office of Mayor Luke Bronin, he had met with the Health Director and Emergency Management Director to determine what to do with the Hartford parade.

Below is a list of parades in the state:

  • Danbury’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Canceled
  • Milford’s St. Patrick’ Day Parade, March 14 — Canceled
  • New London St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 15 — Canceled
  • Greater Bridgeport St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 17 — Canceled
  • Essex Go Bragh Parade, March 21 — Scheduled as planned.
  • Meriden’s St. Patrick’s Parade, March 21 — Scheduled as planned.
  • Greenwich St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 22 — Scheduled as planned.
  • Mystic Irish Parade, March 22 — Postponed; Rescheduled for Sunday, October 25, 2020.
  • Norwalk St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 14 — Canceled

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