Will Labor Day celebrations result in a surge in COVID-19 circumstances in Pittsburgh? – WPXI

PITTSBURGH – For the second year running, there will be no Labor Day parade in Pittsburgh.

Labor Day parade could be canceled again this year due to rising coronavirus cases. But that doesn’t stop people from enjoying other activities in town like the Soul Food Fest here on the market square.

Specialty vendors, a barbecue contest, live music, and activities for kids make the weekend stand out.

“We were locked in all of 2020 so we couldn’t really get out, have fun, be with our families, and go to events. I’m glad it all opened up again, but I’m still scared of the coronavirus and everything, ”said Taia Abram.

>>> RELATED NEWS: Pittsburgh’s Labor Day Parade was canceled again this year due to Covid-19 concerns

It is one of the largest and oldest in the country, attracting around 200,000 people each year.

Rising coronavirus cases forced organizers to put public safety first and cancel the parade.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged people not to travel this holiday weekend.

>>> RELATED NEWS: CDC urges unvaccinated Americans not to travel for Labor Day due to rising COVID-19 cases

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