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City of Henderson Cancels Large Public Events Through April

March 12, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
PLEASE CONTACT KATHLEEN RICHARDS, (702) 267-2051

Henderson, Nev. – Based on the recommendations of the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the City of Henderson is cancelling large community events currently scheduled through the end of April. While health professionals continue to advise that the risk of contracting COVID-19 remains low in Southern Nevada, the City is taking a proactive approach to protect the health and safety of the Henderson community by cancelling events where large groups of people would gather in close proximity.

The cancellation includes all public events that are scheduled to take place at the Henderson Pavilion, on Water Street and at the Henderson Events Plaza. Pavilion event ticket holders will receive refunds and will not incur cancellation fees. Below is a list of cancelled events.

• St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival, March 13-15
• Dana Point Festival of Whales, March 14
• Vintage Market and Craft Sale, March 14 & April 11
• March On, March 23
• Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, March 26-April 4
• Blue Ribbon Commission Leadership Day, April 1
• Henderson BluesFest, April 11
• Industrial Days, April 17-18
• March On, April 22
• Fire Station 99 Open House, April 25

“Community safety is our highest priority, and this includes protecting the health and well-being of our residents,” said Mayor Debra March. “Out of an abundance of caution to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are cancelling activities where large numbers of people would need to be in close proximity. The City is working closely with the Southern Nevada Health District and our community partners to monitor the situation and take action as necessary.”

The City of Henderson parks and sports fields will remain open and recreation centers will continue to offer classes and activities and provide information on COVID-19 preventative measures. The City’s Safekey program, which provides before- and after-school activities at all Henderson elementary schools, will continue to operate.

Health professionals emphasize that COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that is spread through contact with a sick person. The City encourages residents to take preventative measures which include frequent hand washing, covering your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing and avoiding contact with people who are sick.

For updates on COVID-19 and information on event cancellations, visit cityofhenderson.com/COVID-19.

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