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As a new strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) swept through the world in 2020, preparedness plans, masking policies and more public policy changed just as quickly. WVXU has covered the pandemic's impact on the Tri-State from the very beginning, when on March 3, 2020, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine barred spectators from attending the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus over concerns about the virus, even though Ohio had yet to confirm a single case of COVID-19.

Two Cincinnati Parades Canceled

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The Findlay Market Opening Day parade is off for March 26. A parade webpost says the 101st parade is canceled/postponed due to the coronavirus. 

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has called for a limit to mass gatherings with an official declaration expected today. 

The 54th annual Cincinnati St. Patrick's Parade scheduled for Saturday is also now canceled. "Our committee respects the advice of Mayor Cranley, City Manager Duhaney and other local leaders regarding the health concerns of such an event of our size," says Chris Schulte, chairman of the Cincinnati St.Patrick's Parade committee in an email.  Schulte went on to say, "The Cincinnati St. Patrick’s Parade has a long-standing tradition of not cancelling or postponing our event but we understand that all good things must come to an end. "

 

In 2005, Maryanne Zeleznik came to 91.7 WVXU from WNKU where she served as News and Public Affairs Director for 20 years. At WVXU she is responsible for all news and public affairs programming, hosts Morning Edition Monday through Friday, and fills in to host Cincinnati Edition. As time allows, she covers daily news, produces local features, and contributes news stories to National Public Radio.