St. John the Baptist Parish Mardi Gras Parades Cancelled for 2021 Season
Published 2:37 pm Friday, October 16, 2020
St. John the Baptist Parish – Due to the uncertainty associated with COVID 19, St. John the Baptist Parish Mardi Gras Parades are cancelled for 2021.
“Planning and logistics for all of the parades must be done months in advance and uncertainty surrounding Covid-19 and the phased reopening makes this close to impossible for our Krewes and parade stakeholders,” said Parish President Hotard. “It is hard to imagine Mardi Gras without our local parades; however, planning for events to occur in February simply isn’t possible with this many unknowns.”
Health officials also caution against super spreader events such as parades where social distancing and sanitizing are difficult to maintain.