Pittsburgh Labor Day Parade Canceled Resulting from COVID-19 Considerations – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – For the second year running, Pittsburgh is not hosting a Labor Day Parade.

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The organizers announced this Tuesday afternoon, saying that rising COVID cases are causing them to cancel the parade as public safety is their primary concern.

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Allegheny County’s health officials have been sounding the alarm over the past few weeks about rising COVID-19 cases, saying the Delta variant and the unvaccinated are driving the surge. The district, which recorded an average of 10-15 cases a day through the end of June and the beginning of July, is now recording around 200 new cases every day.

The Labor Day Parade in Pittsburgh draws approximately 200,000 people each year and is one of the largest in the country.

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In the meantime, the postponed Pittsburgh St. Patrick’s Day Parade is scheduled for September 18th.

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