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'We will wait until it's safer to bring people together': City of Greensboro cancels 4th of July fireworks show, officials say

The city of Greensboro said the cancellation is due to considerations related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The city of Greensboro announced Tuesday afternoon its canceled it's annual July 4th fireworks show due to the coronavirus.

The city said the cancellation is due to considerations related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This type of event would likely draw thousands to our city and given public safety is of utmost importance, we will wait until it’s safer to bring people together for such an event,” said city manager David Parrish.

Parrish said based on site options, and even asking residents to stay in their cars, the city felt the risks were too great to proceed.

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