The City of Boca Raton has officially cancelled its “Fabulous” Fourth of July celebration as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The celebration was scheduled to take place this Saturday at Countess de Hornle park on Spanish River Boulevard.
The City of Boca Raton released the following statement on its website:
“After careful consideration of all viable and responsible options for hosting the event, the City of Boca Raton has made the difficult decision to cancel our annual Fabulous Fourth Celebration The event was scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at Countess deHoernle Park. The collective health and safety of our community and staff are the priorities driving this tough decision. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate the current situation and health risks surrounding COVID-19.“
The cancellation comes after a week in which the State of Florida set new records multiple times for new coronavirus cases in a single day. Boca Raton has now had more than 1,500 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Palm Beach County joined Broward and Miami-Dade counties earlier this week in closing beaches for the holiday weekend in an effort to promote social distancing.