Newington PD cancels National Night Out event due to COVID-19 concerns


NEWINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) – The Newington Police Department has canceled this year’s National Night Out due to COVID concerns.

Newington Police posted on social media that the event scheduled for Tuesday, August 3 has been canceled.

This comes as there is an increase in COVID-19 cases across the state. The CDC has identified seven out of Connecticut’s eight counties as areas with “substantial” transmission rates.

RELATED: CDC classifies seven Connecticut counties as areas with substantial COVID-19 community transmission

The Connecticut Dept. of Public Health is strongly recommending that everyone over the age of two in the state wear a mask indoors.

RELATED: CT Dept. of Public Health ‘strongly recommends’ residents over the age of 2 to wear masks indoors

National Night Out was started as a way to promote police-community partnerships in neighborhoods. The positive interactions are used to strengthen bonds between police officers and the residents they serve.  

Monday afternoon, the town’s parks and recreation department also indefinitely postponed their Extravaganza Fireworks set for Friday due to COVID concerns.

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