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City of Mentor suspends concert series, cancels summer festival due to coronavirus concerns

The city sites a 'sustained rise" in the number of positive COVID-19 cases as the cause.

MENTOR, Ohio — For some Lake County residents, this summer is going to be a bummer. 

On Wednesday, the City of Mentor announced that due to the " sustained rise in the number of positive COVID-19 cases" in Lake County and surrounding areas, it would be making changes to its summer schedule of events.  

The Mentor Rocks concert series is suspended until further notice and the Mentor CityFest celebration scheduled for August 21 and 22 is canceled the city confirmed in a press release. 

Despite the risk of COVID-19 spread being lower at outdoor events, officials are exercising caution as " health indicators continue to be monitored." According to the release, no positive cases has been associated with the concert series. 

"The City would like to thank our sponsors, volunteers, vendors, employees, and most of all, our attendees for your continued support in making these events successful, a press release from the city said Wednesday. "We look forward to welcoming everyone back when community celebration is the only focus."

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