Rockville Cancels Lunar New Year Celebration Due to Coronavirus Concern

January 28, 2020
MCS Staff
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The City of Rockville has cancelled its Lunar New Year celebration, scheduled for 2/1/20, due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.

The following press release was sent out yesterday:

Respecting the wishes of our partners in the Asian-American community, and others, the City of Rockville is cancelling its Lunar New Year celebration that was scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 1 at Rockville High School.

The decision to cancel the event was made out of an abundance of caution in response to concerns about the coronavirus that have arisen from community members, event participants and the city’s Asian Pacific American Task Force, which partners with the city to organize the annual celebration. The event will not be rescheduled.

Cases of the coronavirus, which causes respiratory illness, have been identified around the world, including five confirmed cases in the United States as of Jan. 27, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. None of the confirmed cases are in Maryland, according to the CDC, which is monitoring the outbreak. Concerns about the spread of the virus have led to the cancellation of other Lunar New Year celebrations around the country.

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5 Comments

  1. tdh on January 28, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    What’s 2/1/1?

    • Alex Tsironis on January 28, 2020 at 8:53 pm

      February 1st, 1.

  2. Chas on January 29, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    They expected a lot of folks from Wuhan to fly in for the festival?

  3. An Asian on January 29, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    Hmm..Maybe you should cancel all events for the sake of the public, not just one with mostly Asian American one. DONT YAH THINK!?

  4. An Asian on January 29, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    Hmm..Maybe you should cancel all events for the sake of the public, not just one with mostly Asian American one. DONT YAH THINK!?

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