While many states are beginning to open up and others are just beginning to shut down once again, the question remains “How will this affect Fourth of July events?”. Florida is closing down several beaches in an attempt to soften the blow that re-opening bars and restaurants has made on COVID-19 cases. While being one of the first states to open back up, many other states have a “rough-draft” plan of action to hopefully improve upon. This being said, many Fourth of July Events are still going as planned with subtle changes to accommodate for social distancing and safety. Here are some of the possible changes that you may see at these events that you should look for and take advantage of to reduce the spread of the virus while still having an enjoyable event. 

  • Hand Sanitizer/Hand Washing Stations are a huge way to cut on any possible spread by contact, be sure to wash regularly. If possible bring your own hand sanitizer just to be safe.
  • Distancing “Plots” to layout and watch the fireworks will be in some but not all Fourth of July Events to make sure viewers are appropriately distanced from others.
  • Drive-In Parking Lots will be utilized for some events so that viewers can still see the fireworks while in the comfort of their car.
  • Ample Bathroom Stalls will be made to accommodate for large groups while still avoiding long lines. Be sure to wash your hands extra when dealing with such items that come into contact with many.

To help reduce the spread of Coronavirus, many events have been cancelled altogether. Make sure to research your events to ensure that it is not only still happening, but that you can follow their recommendations and have a great time while still staying safe.   Here are some summer events happening in Chicago and one July 4th Fireworks Celebration in Valparaiso, Indiana 

If you know of any good events in your area, that you want to share, please feel free to submit an event here. 

By Ruben Lopez

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