CLEVELAND — It was unfortunately expected and it likely will not be the last announcement of its kind.
On Monday the City of Brunswick announced it has cancelled its fireworks display scheduled for July 3, 2020 in order to protect its residents from the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a statement the city said, "As many communities have done to protect public health during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the City of Brunswick has cancelled its fireworks display that was scheduled for July 3, 2020.
"We hope members of the Brunswick community find safe and supportive ways to celebrate our nation’s birthday. Please remember the men and women of the military who sacrificed their lives for our freedom, and the courage and spirit of those who have served and still serve this great country.
"We appreciate the support of decisions that have been made to implement the restrictions and follow the guidelines provided to us, and we hope our community will be able to enjoy this celebration next year," the statement read.
As July 4 gets closer, WKYC 3News will continue to update viewers and visitors at wkyc.com on other cities around Northeast Ohio and their plans with community fireworks displays.