St. Paddy’s Parades Canceled or Postponed in Wildwood, Sea Isle
After a long day of cancellation announcements, this won't come as a surprise, but two more South Jersey towns have scrapped plans for St. Patrick's Day parades this weekend.
As happened Thursday with Atlantic City's decision to cancel their parade, the City of North Wildwood reversed course and canceled their annual St. Patrick's Day ceremony and parade scheduled for Saturday, just one day after announcing that the parade would go on as planned.
Wednesday, North Wildwood Mayor Patrick Rosenello issued this statement in announcing the plan to hold the parade regardless of coronavirus concerns.
At this present time, we are not aware of any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cape May County. I remind residents and visitors to practice good hygiene, and if you are feeling sick, seek medical attention and do not attend public events, as you will be putting others at risk”
Thursday, the mayor issued a revised statement citing comments by the president and governor as his reason to "find it in the best interest of the safety of our residents to cancel" Saturday's parade.
Sea Isle City also changed their decision to hold the town's St. Pat's parade this Saturday, choosing to postpone the celebration until Saturday, April 18.