CHICAGO — Chicago’s downtown St. Patrick’s Day Parade, The South Side Irish Parade, the Northwest Side St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and the dyeing of the Chicago River have been postponed as a precautionary measure to prevent further spread of COVID-19.

The announcement was made during a press conference at Chicago’s OEMC Wednesday morning, held by Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Governor JB Pritzker and local health officials.

The festivities were all scheduled to be held this weekend.

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SOURCE ( Courtney Gousman, WGN )