DEWEY BEACH, Del. – Governor John Carney has reportedly ordered the cancellation of the fireworks show in Dewey Beach on Saturday.
The event was being organized by Alex Pires who posted on Facebook on Tuesday night, “Governor Carney has ordered us to cancel the 4th of July fireworks.”
47 ABC reached out to Governor John Carney’s office to confirm but officials have not replied yet. The Dewey Beach Police Department says they are also not aware of the announcement yet.
47 ABC spoke to the Dewey Beach Police Department on Tuesday and they said they were preparing for a larger than normal crowd. State health officials also expressed concern and urged the public to stay vigilant in preventing the spread of COVID-19. The area has seen a recent spike in coronavirus cases.
This article will be updated as more information is made available.