Elmira Maple Syrup Festival cancelled over coronavirus pandemic

The Elmira Maple Syrup Festival joins the growing list of events that have been cancelled over the global pandemic of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.

Organizers say they made the decision after the World Health Organization declared the current COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic on Wednesday.

“After conducting a thorough risk assessment as recommended by the Public Health Agency of Canada, the committee came to the difficult but unanimous decision of cancelling the festival,” chair Doug McLean said in a message posted to the festival’s website on Wednesday night.

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