Mayor Thanks Organizations for Postponing and Canceling Public Events
Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird today thanked local organizations for postponing and canceling their planned public events to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
"We are very fortunate to have many strong, vibrant and caring organizations in Lincoln," said Mayor Gaylor Baird. "Many are taking unprecedented action to comply with the new recommendations on events and gatherings, often at great sacrifice to the organizations and those they serve. Their efforts to prevent the spread of this virus and protect our most at-risk residents are deeply appreciated."
The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department recommends that the size of events and public gatherings be limited to no more than 10 people. This recommendation is in line with the most recent recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the State of Nebraska.
In addition to Monday's cancellation of the annual Lincoln Marathon and Mayor's Run, the following City-related annual events have been postponed or canceled:
The Lincoln-Lancaster County Board of Health annual meeting and awards breakfast planned for April 6 has been canceled. Those who had already purchased tickets will have their payments refunded. For more information, contact Janette Johnson at 402 441 8045 or visit health.lincoln.ne.gov.
The Lincoln Arts Council will postpone the 42nd annual Mayor's Arts Awards from April 14 to this fall. All ticket orders will be re-issued for the rescheduled event date. For more information, visit artscene.org or call 402-434-2787.
The annual Civil Rights Conference planned for April 15 has been canceled. The planned keynote speaker, Wesley Hamilton, is available for the 2021 conference which has been scheduled for April 21, 2021. Those who had already purchased tickets will have their payments refunded. For more information, visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: rights) or contact the Lincoln Commission for Human Rights at 402-441-7624 or LCHR@lincoln.ne.gov.
The annual Mayor's Interfaith Prayer Breakfast planned for April 17 has been canceled. Those who had already purchased tickets will have their payments refunded. For more information, contact the Faith Coalition of Lancaster County at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lincoln Police Department, Lancaster County Sheriff's Office and Lancaster County Corrections have canceled the remaining seven weeks of the 2020 Citizen's Academy. They extend their appreciation to those who attended the first three weeks of programming. For more information, contact LPD Captain Jeri Roeder at 402-441-7284.
For more information on the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, visit health.lincoln.ne.gov or call 402-441-8006.