Coronavirus Updates

BOSTON, MA - MARCH 20: Mayor Martin Walsh of Boston waves during the annual South Boston St. Patrick's Parade passes on March 20, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. According to parade organizers, the South Boston St. Patrick's Parade is listed as the second longest parade in the country. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

Looks like we’ll have to find another place to drink on the street all day.

The Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Southie has been cancelled out of an “abundance of caution.”

Mayor Marty Walsh issued this statement about the parade.

“In collaboration with Congressman Lynch, Councilors Flaherty and Flynn, Senator Collins, Representative Biele, and David Falvey from the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade is being cancelled. This decision is being made out of an abundance of caution to ensure that we are doing what is needed to keep the residents of Boston safe and healthy.

“While the risk in Boston remains low, this situation is changing very quickly and we are closely monitoring any local cases. Our top priority is preventing any new cases, to the best of our ability, and we are paying close attention to guidance from public health officials. We encourage all residents to follow preventive measures to avoid illness, such as washing hands and staying home if you are feeling sick, and we will continue to make public any information as this situation develops in Boston.”

It should be noted that the city of Boston says this:

There is no evidence of community transmission in Boston right now. The risk remains low, but this situation is evolving rapidly and changes day to day.  

You can find preventative measures here.