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BOSTON, MA - MARCH 20: Mayor Martin Walsh of Boston waves during the annual South Boston St. Patrick's Parade passes on March 20, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. According to parade organizers, the South Boston St. Patrick's Parade is listed as the second longest parade in the country. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

According to Mayor Walsh: “In collaboration with Congressman Lynch, Councilors Flaherty and Flynn, Senator Collins, Representative Biele, and David Falvey from the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade is being cancelled.  This decision is being made out of an abundance of caution to ensure that we are doing what is needed to keep the residents of Boston safe and healthy.”

Now, the question is…will the marathon be next? Many will argue that there are WAY MORE risks of the virus spreading with people flying in from all over the world!

As of right now, the Boston marathon is scheduled for 4/20.  Depending on how the virus is spread in the next week or two, look for an announcement regarding the marathon soon.

This comes after the number of presumptive coronavirus cases in Massachusetts expanded rapidly to 41 cases on Monday, essentially doubling over Saturday night and then Sunday night.