Newark Community Days Canceled Due To UD Guidance

The city of Newark has announced in a statement that the 2021 Community Days has been canceled

Out of an abundance of caution, the Newark Parks and Recreation Department and University of Delaware have canceled Community Day scheduled for Sunday, September 19 on The Green. Effective earlier this week, the University requires guests to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a recent negative test to attend an event hosted on their property. With multiple entry points, it would be impossible to ensure all attendees have met the requirements to participate.

“After careful consideration, and in consultation with UD staff, we have decided to cancel Community Day once again,” said Joe Spadafino, Director of Newark Parks and Recreation. “We are disappointed, but know the health of our community is more important and take seriously the safety of Newark families, University students, vendors, performers and staff.”

“Last week, UD adopted new guidance for visitors attending events on campus in order to best protect our campus, our community and our state,” said Timothy Dowling, director of Student Health Services at UD. “The sheer volume of entry points for the planned Community Day simply didn’t allow us to meet that standard and effectively ensure the safety of everyone involved.”

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