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City of Mentor cancels 'Independence Day Concert & Fireworks' event in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

The city made the announcement via Facebook earlier today

MENTOR, Ohio — There will be no fireworks this year in the city of Mentor. 

The city made the announcement to its residents Tuesday afternoon saying, "we cannot reasonably manage social distancing guidelines as prescribed by the State of Ohio." 

Mentor isn't the first city to make this difficult decision, all across the state, fireworks displays and Independence Day events have been canceled over fears of spreading the Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

The City of Mentor regrets to announce that our Independence Day Con... cert & Fireworks event has been CANCELED for 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. After careful consideration, we are faced with the reality that we cannot reasonably manage social distancing guidelines as prescribed by the State of Ohio.

Last week, the city of Akron announced that they would not be holding their own display this year to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

"We encourage our residents to observe the Fourth of July holiday safely and responsibly, and we look forward to celebrating again in 2021," Mentor said on Facebook. 

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