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2021 Rose Parade Cancelled Due To COVID-19




A marching band participates in the 131st Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, January 1, 2020.
A marching band participates in the 131st Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, January 1, 2020.
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A few months ago, the Tournament president said that he was thinking through different scenarios for the 2021 Rose Parade, depending on where California would be with the pandemic. 

Today, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association announced that they won't be able to host the parade. After assessing health restrictions and the California Governor's phased opening plan, they've decided that a mass gathering of that size wouldn't be safe in the new year. 

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Guests:

Sharon McNary, a correspondent with KPCC / LAist who’s been covering the story; she tweets @KPCCsharon

Victor M. Gordo, councilmember representing Pasadena’s 5th district, which includes neighborhoods like Washington Square, Garfield Heights and Orange Heights; he tweets @PasadenaD5