Mayor Marty Walsh announced today the city has cancelled Sunday's St. Patrrick's /Evacuation Day Parade.
"Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade, scheduled for 3/15/20, is being cancelled," the Mayor said in a tweet late this afernoon. "This decision is being made out of an abundance of caution to ensure that we are doing what is needed to keep the residents of Boston safe and healthy."
STATEMENT FROM MAYOR WALSH ON 2020 ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE
BOSTON - Monday, March 9, 2020 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today issued the following statement regarding the 2020 St. Patrick's Day Parade in South Boston:
Sen. Nick Collins announced Monday that the traditional pre-parade breakfast and political roast in South Boston has been cancelled due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.
“As Mayor Walsh and the city of Boston continue to take steps to stop the spread of coronavirus, the decision has been made to cancel this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast," Collins said in a statement issued around 7:30 p.m. on Mon., March 9." While I am disappointed we won’t be able to celebrate with the annual St Patrick’s Day Breakfast this year, it is clear that this is the proper decision based on the advice of experts and public health officials. Although the threat in Massachusetts remains low, the situation is changing rapidly. Public health and safety must be our top priority.”