The Village of Saugerties is asking off its New 12 months’s Eve Birthday celebration for the second one immediately yr because of issues over the unfold of Covid-19.
The cancellation comes as Covid-19 circumstances have surged throughout Ulster County since November and a few nationwide media have reported the extremely contagious omicron variant has grow to be the dominant variant in New York State. Some have estimated omicron now represents 70 of all new circumstances simply weeks after it gave the impression within the U.S.
The birthday party normally featured a ball drop within the center of the village at nighttime, in conjunction with a variety of particular occasions at village bars, eating places and retail outlets.
“Would now not be respectful to have a mass amassing,” Mayor Invoice Murphy stated.
He stated he made the selection after consulting with Saugerties Police Division Leader Joseph Sinagra.
Murphy stated he hopes the development will go back subsequent yr.