Annual Spark Parade – According to the Associated Press, the coronavirus forced the cancellation of Sparks, Nevada’s annual home Christmas parade, for the first time since the popular holiday tradition began 34 years ago.
Sparks officials say they still plan to light the town’s Christmas tree for the holiday season, but no public ceremonies will be held in Victorian Square. Although the event in 20212 was once postponed for a week in 20212 due to flooding, this is the first time that the event has been altogether canceled.
According to the Associated Press, Shasta County will face increased restrictions as it grapples with an increase in COVID-19 cases, many of which are linked to an evangelical college.
More than 120 students and staff have tested positive for the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry virus in the past two weeks. Shasta County officials said the outbreak was significant enough to contribute to a recent spike in COVID-19 cases across the county and put them back in the “red level.” The county will have to revert to new regulations for restaurants, bars, theaters, and businesses.
The county has registered more than 500 new coronavirus cases in the past two weeks, bringing the total number of points to 1,158 since March. Bethel School did not immediately answer calls for comment.
The Carson City District Attorney’s Office has also been closed to the public because an unknown number of staff tested positive for COVID-19.
According to the Associated Press, Kamala Harris and Mike Pence will be separated by a transparent Plexiglass barrier to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission during Wednesday’s vice-presidential debate.
The Democratic campaign demanded the shield between the two candidates during their only vice-presidential debate in Salt Lake City. The campaign aide was not authorized to discuss details publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
This debate comes shortly after President Donald Trump was diagnosed with the coronavirus, raising concerns about the vice-presidential contenders’ meeting. The two will be more than 3 feet apart, according to a person familiar with the installation.
Additionally, the California Shepherd present at the Rose Garden event has COVID-19. According to the Associated Press, Southern California Pastor Greg Laurie of Southern California’s Harvest Christian Fellowship joins a list of President Donald Trump and key White House contacts. According to the Associated Press, they contracted COVID-19 during a ceremony at the House’s Rose Garden Blanche last month.
The Riverside pastor said on Monday he had tested positive for the virus and is currently in quarantine, but his symptoms were mild, and he expects a full recovery. A COVID-19 outbreak has sickened more than a dozen contacts with Trump after most attended the Rose Garden ceremony, formally announcing Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
Trump’s tweet angered some COVID-19 survivors. According to the Associated Press, some COVID-19 survivors and those who lost loved ones to the pandemic are angry about President Donald Trump’s tweet advising them not to fear the disease.
On Monday, the president tweeted that he feels great and that people should not let the fear of COVID-19 rule their lives. People like Marc Papaj, a member of the Seneca Nation and a New York resident, said it was difficult to follow the president’s advice when his mother, grandmother, and aunt succumbed to the virus. Papaj says his loss will dominate forever for the rest of his life.
At least 210,000 Americans have died from the virus since March this year.