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CoronavirusWatch: MPD cancels safety fair due to coronavirus surge

After announcing that the Medford Safety Fair would be returning last Saturday, August 14, the Medford Police Department announced today that the event has been cancelled.

Posted: Aug 21, 2021 1:36 PM

MEDFORD, Ore-- It's been a little more than two years since the Medford Police Department hosted a summer safety fair for community members to enjoy. Now community members will have to wait a little bit longer.

On Saturday, August 21, MPD posted on their Facebook page that they have cancelled this year's safety fair, which was set to kick off earlier this morning.

Police have told NewsWatch 12 that they decided to cancel the fair because of coronavirus concerns as the Delta Variant continues to spread rapidly across Jackson County, forcing hundreds of people into hospitals.

Police said that it would be too difficult at this time to have to sanitize each and every item apart of the event, to make sure that the event was safe enough for attendees. 

Originally the event was suppose to run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Walmart Parking lot near Crater Lake Highway. The event would have hosted a bike rodeo, bike safety training, helmet fitting and even a Go Cart course. 

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