FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 12, 2020
St. Patrick’s Day
Parade and Shamrock Run Postponed
KINGSTON, NY – With guidance from the
Ulster County Department of Health, County Executive Pat Ryan’s Office, and in
cooperation with the organizers, the City of Kingston has made the pre-emptive
decision to postpone the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Shamrock Run events
scheduled for Sunday, March 15, 2020.
“Under the guidance of public health
officials, gatherings of 100 people or more can put members of our community at
risk and therefore should not take place at this time,” said Mayor Noble.
“Public health is of utmost importance and we are relying on public health
professionals to help us navigate these difficult decisions. At this time, our
seniors and others with lowered immune responses should limit social
interactions. For the rest of us, please thoroughly wash your hands often and
follow personal hygiene suggestions for keeping hands off commonly used
surfaces and keeping your distance for anyone with an illness. Most
importantly, stay at home if you are feeling poorly.”
The annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration
at City Hall on Tuesday, March 17 has also been cancelled.
The Kingston Parks and Recreation’s Biddy
Banquet at the Andy Murphy Center has been cancelled for Friday, March 13.
For anyone in our community experiencing
symptoms, please contact the Ulster County Health Department (845- 340-3150) or
your health care professional by phone before visiting a hospital or doctor’s