NANTUCKET CHAMBER POSTPONES 46 th DAFFODIL WEEKEND - IN RESPONSE TO GOVERNOR BAKER’S PUBLIC GATHERING BAN
Monday 16 March 2020 Nantucket, Mass — Nantucket Chamber’s interim President/CEO Kristie Ferrantella today announced, in response to Governor Charlie Baker’s ‘social distancing’ mandate, that the Chamber has re-scheduled its 46th Annual Nantucket Daffodil Parade & Picnic scheduled for 25 April 2020 to a date which is yet to be determined.
This unprecedented postponement was made with an abundance of caution as the novel Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) pandemic is currently infecting increasing numbers of individuals across the Commonwealth, United States and the globe. The Town and Chamber’s primary goal is to ensure that the entire Nantucket community — public and private sectors — are doing their utmost to ensure local citizens’ and invited visitors’ safety and health.
Ferrantella said “The Chamber plans to work closely with the Town of Nantucket to re-schedule this and other events which support the Nantucket business community.” The Chamber will attempt re-scheduling the Festival once more is known about when officials feel traveling and gathering pose no health threats. The Town’s move implemented the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s recommendation that, for the next eight weeks, organizers cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States.
For additional information on COVID-19, the Chamber directs individuals/organizations to the following:
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