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March 17, 2020
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Diane Gonzolas, City Communications, 402-441-7831

Mayor Thanks Organizations for Postponing and Canceling Public Events

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird today thanked local organizations for postponing and canceling their planned public events to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

"We are very fortunate to have many strong, vibrant and caring organizations in Lincoln," said Mayor Gaylor Baird. "Many are taking unprecedented action to comply with the new recommendations on events and gatherings, often at great sacrifice to the organizations and those they serve. Their efforts to prevent the spread of this virus and protect our most at-risk residents are deeply appreciated."

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department recommends that the size of events and public gatherings be limited to no more than 10 people. This recommendation is in line with the most recent recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the State of Nebraska.

In addition to Monday's cancellation of the annual Lincoln Marathon and Mayor's Run, the following City-related annual events have been postponed or canceled:

For more information on the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, visit or call 402-441-8006.

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