CLEVELAND — A big holiday weekend is upon us and many are thinking about the kick-off to summer. However, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson announced some changes to potential summer plans.
Mayor Jackson announced Friday that Cleveland parades and festival are canceled for June and July. He went onto say his team is reviewing whether or not this will extend into August and September.
"If we do not put health first, and we do not ensure the safety of the people and it spikes again in terms of the pandemic and the numbers, then what will probably happen is there will be another shutdown, which will not be good. As a matter of fact, it would probably have a greater negative impact on our economy than the first shutdown," said Mayor Jackson.
The Mayor announced the partial reopening of certain neighborhood resource and recreation centers in July, however there will be limited programs and activities.
Additionally, as he announced before, a ban of mass gatherings in the city will be enforced.
"This is our attempt to look at where we are now and where want to go in the near future. [We want] to ensure that the strategies and polices that we put in place are going to be effective in terms of providing economic growth and prosperity with understanding that is driven by the health of the people."
You can watch Mayor Jackson's full update in the player below:
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