A press conference was held Tuesday afternoon by Greenville City leaders and health officials to discuss community concerns about plans for many New Year’s Eve activities shared on social media.
Individuals are told during the press conference not to attend New Year’s Eve parties with people from outside their homes. It is feared that the transmission of the deadly virus will be increased by the parties.
“With our local healthcare system under severe stress and our nurses and doctors struggling, it is outrageous to encourage anyone to participate in a crowded New Year’s Eve event,” Greenville City Mayor Knox White said.
The Reedy River Grand Ball, one of Greenville’s biggest New Year’s Eve events, was canceled Tuesday.
In an Instagram post, an announcement was made by the event organizer on Tuesday afternoon after several community members expressed concern about the event.
“That’s good news,” White said.
The Greenville Police have addressed efforts to implement the Governor’s order on event size and the consumption of alcohol on New Year’s Eve.
There will be officers enforcing alcohol curfew to ensure no alcohol sales or consumption after 11 p.m. Teams will monitor the locations in the city and make sure they comply with the governor’s orders.