Elk Grove Lunar New Year Celebration CANCELLED

Concerns of due to coronavirus concerns

January 28, 2020
LUNAR NEW YEAR

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It's true unfortunately The city of Elk Grove has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Lunar New Year Celebration due to the risk of coronavirus.

The celebration was scheduled for this Friday, Jan 30th 

The city released the following statement to the community:

"Out of an abundance of caution, the City and its Diversity and Inclusion Commission have canceled the Lunar New Year Celebration scheduled for this Friday, January 31, at District 56. According to Sacramento County Public Health, the risk of the Novel Coronavirus remains low in Northern California. However, Elk Grove event organizers are following the lead of similar events in Sacramento and other U.S. metropolitan cities that have canceled their Lunar New Year events. As we celebrate the start of a new year, we extend our very best wishes to our residents for good health, happiness, and prosperity"

China has confirmed more than 4,500 cases of a new virus, with 106 deaths

The US only confirmed five total cases of the coronavirus.