The 2020 version of the St Patrick's Day Parade in Denver will not happen this weekend.
Parade organizers have canceled the parade in the interest of public health. The decision was made following a meeting with public health officials and Mayor Michael Hancock.
Coronavirus can be spread by close contact with people who have the virus. Large gatherings of people are being discouraged as the virus spreads..
Denver's St Patrick's Day Parade is one of the biggest in the country. Denver joins Boston which also canceled its St. Patrick;'s Day Parade