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All Days of ’47 events canceled over COVID-19 concern

After being cancelled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Utah’s Days of ’47 Parade is back on for this summer. (PHOTO:

SALT LAKE CITY — The executive management of The Days of ’47, Inc., announced there will be no events marking the Pioneer Day Celebration in Utah this year.

Events that were scheduled to take place throughout the month of July 2020 have been postponed until July 2021.

In a statement, the Board said the cancellations include the parade, rodeo, Pioneers of Progress dinner, the sunrise service, the royalty pageant, and the pops concert.

“The decision was not taken lightly,” said Lane Summerhays, President of the Executive Committee of The Days of ’47 Inc. “It was made only after thorough consideration of input from all applicable sources.

Summerhays cited the Board’s first priority was the implementation of public health guidelines from both state and local officials in Utah.

He said that while he realized that conditions may change between now and July, that production of the events would involve large groups of people, the gathering of which does not fit with current state guidelines.

Coronavirus resources

How To Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus

COVID-19 coronavirus is transmitted from person to person. It is a virus that is similar to the common cold and the flu. So, to prevent it from spreading:

  • Wash hands frequently and thoroughly, with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds.
  • Don’t touch your face.
  • Keep children and those with compromised immune system away from someone who is coughing or sneezing (in this instance, at least six feet)
  • If there is an outbreak near you, practice social distancing (stay at home, instead of going to the movies, sports events, or other activities.)
  • Get a flu shot.

Local resources

KSL Coronavirus Q&A

Utah’s Coronavirus Information

UtahState Board of Education

Utah Hospital Association

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Utah Coronavirus Information Line – 1-800-456-7707

National Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Commonly asked questions, World Health Organization

Cases in the United States