RALEIGH – It seemed unbelievable just a couple months ago, even in the thickest fog of the Pandemic Panic, but the fear-inspired controls elected leaders are sanctimoniously embracing are not pushing into the fall. The Raleigh City Council is considering Tuesday whether or not to cancel or prohibit events though October in an effort to ‘slow the spread of the virus.’
“On Tuesday, Raleigh city council leaders will consider a recommendation from the city manager to cancel city-permitted special events through October.
City staff is concerned about large gatherings and rising COVID-19 cases. This would mean all events with more than 25 attendees–including festivals, road races, and parades–through at least Oct. 31 would be canceled.
The town said events with 25 people or less would be considered for permitting. This would not impact Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources or Raleigh Convention & Performing Arts Complex programs.
Staff presenting the proposal Tuesday say it is “imperative that we help slow the spread of the virus by limiting mass gatherings.”
As for cancellations beyond Oct. 31, city leaders have until Sept. 1 to make that call. City leaders are also expected to discuss safety measures to implement at gatherings once larger events are allowed to return. […]”
The N.C. State Fair is held in October, and considering the nature of that event and the current levels of hysteria still infecting government leaders, it would be a prime target for cancellation.
And just think, by September, presuming there are still coronavirus cases being counted, the council will inevitably consider canceling the Christmas Parade; if Dan Forest wins the governor’s race, they will certainly cancel the inaugural parade; New Year’s Eve will be too risky to celebrate; and, on and on.
UNLESS, your event is agitating for social justice and woke points; you can do whatever you please in that case.