MOORHEAD — Two events, originally scheduled for late March, joined the list of cancellations or postponements due to concerns about the coronavirus.

According to the release, city officials decided to cancel Celtic Festival at the Hjemkomst Center and postponed the Moorhead Ice Show. Originally scheduled for March 27 to 29 at the Moorhead Sports Center, Moorhead Parks and Recreation has yet to set a new date for the ice show.

At this time, Moorhead city officials recommend canceling or postponing events with gatherings of 250 or more people, including but not limited to:

  • concerts. conferences, professional, college, and school performances or sporting events
  • smaller events (fewer than 250 people) that are held in crowded auditoriums, rooms, or other venues that do not allow social distancing of 6 feet per person
  • events with more than 10 people where the majority of participants are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19, including gatherings such as those at retirement facilities, assisted living facilities, developmental homes. and support groups for people with health conditions

No cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in Moorhead, but the city's continuity of operations team is monitoring the situation for the potential impacts of services if a case is confirmed. Residents interested in service alerts should sign up for notifications at https://www.cityofmoorhead.com/about-the-city/news/sign-up-for-e-notification.

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City officials encourage residents to follow guidelines from state health departments on how to make the person-to-person transmission of the virus less likely.

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