COVID-19: NYC Quote of the Day 2020-09-04

Thursday, September 3, 2020, NYC Mayor de Blasio - Keep Labor Day Weekend Gatherings Under 50 People

Let's talk about this weekend. Of course, families will be gathering. People will be taking time to appreciate each other's company. That's a good thing. But what we can't have is large gatherings. A lot of the reasons that people gather just aren't happening this year. The amazing West Indian parade, one of the great events in New York City each year, is not happening. The J'Ouvert Festival is not happening. What you can do is celebrate those amazing events and all the celebrities and stars who are part of them. You can celebrate that virtually. And then know that next year, God willing, we'll be back on Eastern Parkway, but not this year. And I want to say to everyone in communities where there have been, historically, gatherings, please, for the safety of yourself, your family, your community, if there's a gathering, it has to be kept to under 50 people. It has to be kept smart, you cannot take a chance with people's health.
Edited for redundancy, grammar, and emphasis
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