St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in Savannah Will NOT Go On!
UPDATE: Wednesday, March 11. St. Patrick’s weekend in Savannah celebration & parade have been postponed. Due to the spread of the COVID-19 in the US, all festivities in Savannah have been canceled, however, businesses will be open.
Savannah Mayor Van Johnson called a special roundtable meeting Thursday, March 5 with some of the city’s leaders to discuss all the whispers about the coronavirus and the St. Patrick’s day celebration. City and business leaders attended along with representatives from the Savannah Downtown Business Association, Savannah’s Waterfront, the Tourism Leadership Council (TLC), the Chamber of Commerce, and Visit Savannah. Medical professionals, police, fire, and members of the parade committee were also in attendance.
Mayor Johnson let everyone know St. Patrick’s Day is still coming and the celebration will continue. People come here to have the time of their lives and the city of Savannah is prepared to give people just that. The city is taking extra precautions when it comes to sanitation. The Waterfront and City Market execs let everyone know extra hand sanitizing and hand washing stations have been placed throughout the area.
My favorite advice of the day was, “do not kiss people you do not know.” The parade committee has asked everyone to please respect those in uniform. Do not run out and kiss soldiers. Do not physically share any more germs than necessary.
Visit Savannah and the TLC have been in touch with the hotels and they are still expecting max capacity. Come and enjoy our beautiful city, just wash your hands…A LOT. 🙂
My opinion is to use common sense. This is a once a year celebration that is very special to many people. If you are sick at all, please stay home. If you are scared, stay home. If you chose to come out and partake, be careful. Do not touch anything unnecessary, do not share food or drinks with others. Do not kiss or hold hands with people you do not know.
Savannah is prepared and looking forward to a wonderful annual celebration. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!