Wildwood Abruptly Cancels 4th of July Fireworks
If you were planning on heading down the shore to Wildwood to see fireworks on the 4th of July, don't. They've been canceled, according to NJ.com.
Wildwood typically has one of the biggest fireworks displays in New Jersey, attracting a big crowd of people every year, which lead officials to rethink it this year, due to ongoing coronavirus concerns. Town officials thought it would too difficult for everyone visiting to properly social distance.
Interesting statistic: Wildwood is in Cape May County, which has the fewest coronavirus cases at 712, and the least deaths, at 64, in New Jersey. This information prompted some to question why the town couldn't go ahead with the annual fireworks show. But, with so many people flocking there to see the show from other towns and even other states, those numbers could possibly go way up.
The Mayor of Wildwood, Pete Byron, said, “Wildwood is ready, able and willing to produce a spectacular fireworks show. However, as we’ve seen with the delay of indoor dining this week, the public is not adequately following COVID-19 public safety rules such as social distancing. We can’t take a chance that Wildwood sees a spike in cases and shuts down our businesses who have already suffered immensely due to closures.”
With so many cities and towns having already canceled their 4th of July parades and fireworks, many people are searching for places to see them and celebrate the holiday with a sense of normalcy, but, normalcy may be very hard to find in 2020.
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