The City of Windsor Heights has made the difficult decision to postpone the 4th of July fireworks show. City Staff has been in constant communication with Polk County Health Department officials over the past few days and they have identified a significant surge in COVID-19 related cases in Polk County, the State of Iowa, and nationwide. Yesterday, 114 new cases were reported in Polk County, over 500 new cases Statewide, and nearly 50,000 new cases throughout the United States.
While this decision is disappointing, the City of Windsor Heights understands our responsibility to ensure the safety of our community, even in light of difficult decisions such as postponing the fireworks show. With the surge in COVID-19 cases, the City does not want to create situations where exposure can occur through group events. Sadly, postponing the fireworks show is the best way for the City to do our part in helping prevent groups or crowds from gathering.
We thank our community for their continued support and we encourage you to watch the City’s social media channels and website for an announcement of a make-up date in the future. For now, please remember COVID-19 is still a very real threat to public health. This weekend, please be sure to wear a mask if you are out in public, do not attend large gatherings, and keep you and your family safe over the holiday weekend!
As a reminder, the Windsor Heights Chamber of Commerce canceled their 4th of July Parade and the Windsor Heights Foundation canceled the Nights in the Heights 2020 Concert Series.