Sadly, this year’s Memorial Day Parade has been cancelled due to the on-going COVID-19 crisis. The coronavirus pandemic has not gone away just because the Wisconsin Supreme Court overturned the “Safer at Home” order. The Central Racine County Health Department continues to recommend that festivals and fairs be cancelled; that outdoor gatherings be limited to 50 persons; and that social distancing guidelines be observed. As of May 18th, Racine County now has the 2nd highest incidence of confirmed coronavirus cases in the state with over 1,059 confirmed and 190 probable cases; and 20 deaths.
In lieu of the parade, the Memorial Day Committee will be conducting a “virtual” ceremony at Pioneer Park with limited participants. The ceremony will be offered on Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/RochesterMemorialDay/
The Village of Rochester continues to encourage both residents and businesses to make good decisions for themselves and their families by adhering to recommended practices to help slow the spread of the virus.
The following are direct links providing guidance on this topic:
CRCHD Press Release: New Recommendations Following Wisconsin Supreme Court Ruling
Racine County Coronavirus Response Hub Website
State of Wisconsin Department of Health and Human Services
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation: Relief and Recovery Resources for your Business (by type)