Duluth update about COVID-19: No 4th of July fireworks

Duluth update about COVID-19: No 4th of July fireworks Photo: WDIO

Updated: May 13, 2020 02:21 PM

Wednesday, city leaders in Duluth provided more information about the continued response to COVID-19. One major announcement included the cancellation of the 4th of July fireworks. "We know these are difficult decisions," shared Mayor Emily Larson.


Instead, the fireworks will be on Labor Day.

Larson also shared that tourism tax revenue is down 61%, and that it's not surprising.

"We will not be able to provide the same level of service that you've come to rely on," she said.

Police Chief Mike Tusken talked about crime stats. "We have some some business burglaries. We have not seen the increase that many of our business owners had been concerned about. That is great news."

Residential burglaries are down, but auto thefts are up.

He also said some packages are being taken off of porches. 

July 1st is a key date to know. Until July 1st, all city properties will remain closed for all organized team sports, and closed for any type of contact athletic activities.

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