Released on May 29, 2020 - 5:08pm

Mayor Craig A. Moe recently held teleconference calls with City staff, the 150th Anniversary Executive Committee and the Laurel 4th of July Committee to discuss how to proceed with scheduled Summer events.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and in compliance with Governor Hogan’s and Prince George’s County Executive Orders prohibiting large gatherings, the decision has been made, for the safety of the Laurel community, to cancel all 150th Anniversary events from June through August 2020. Other cancelled events include City events like the Touch a Truck, Free Concerts, the Laurel Police Department’s National Night Out, as well as the Laurel Board of Trade’s Back2School Jam.

Since most of the year’s 150th Passport events have been cancelled, Mayor Moe and the 150th Anniversary Executive Committee made the decision to suspend the Anniversary Passport Program and Contest as well. For more details, please visit the 150th Anniversary Celebration website at https://150.cityoflaurel.org/ and visit the City of Laurel website at www.cityoflaurel.org.

The Laurel 4th of July Committee has advised they will cancel the 42nd Annual Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks. The Committee is deeply disappointed they are unable to bring you the celebration this year, but they are planning some virtual events. Stay tuned for information on their plans that will allow us to celebrate separately, but stand together. Visit their website at www.Laurel4th.org.

The Laurel Police Department has also started working on a plan to allow the Laurel Community to celebrate National Night Out virtually, so stay tuned for a release on what Chief Hamill and his Officers have in store for you.

In the meantime, please continue to stay up-to-date on COVID-19 and visit the City’s novel coronavirus webpage at https://coronavirus.cityoflaurel.org, the CDC at www.CDC.gov and the Maryland Department of Health as www.health.maryland.gov.

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