July 4th Fireworks & Celebration
CITY OF MARBLE FALLS POSTPONES JULY 4TH FIREWORKS
MARBLE FALLS, Texas (June 29, 2020) – On June 29 Mayor Packer and City Officials made the difficult decision to postpone the annual 4th of July fireworks due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The postponement was made, after consultation with local health authority Dr. Madrigal, and the significant increase in COVID-19 cases in Burnet County.
There have been 121 new cases of COVID-19 in Burnet County in the last week. It does not appear that the cases are in conjunction with any large gatherings, therefore these numbers indicate community spread. The increase in cases has led to testing facilities and labs being overwhelmed.
By hosting an event that may bring hundreds of people to our community, there are concerns of further community spread.
“The health and safety of our community is a priority.” stated Mayor John Packer. “I encourage responsible personal decision making and appropriate preventive measures due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.”
Although the City’s fireworks have been postponed, the City looks forward to future events to celebrate our country’s independence.
Recommended minimum health protocols outlined by DSHS and the Governor’s Report to Open Texas is available at www.gov.texas.gov/opentexas.
Up to date COVID-19 information for the City of Marble Falls is available at www.marblefallstx.gov/newsflash.