KENAI, Alaska (AP)– The Kenai Peninsula Fair scheduled for Aug. 14-16 has actually been canceled due to safety concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, its board of directors revealed on Facebook.
The yearly fair in Ninilchik, about 187 miles away from Anchorage (300 kilometers), will resume in 2021, the Peninsula Clarion reported Monday.
While the board voted all to cancel the reasonable this year, the rodeo that generally takes place in combination operates individually and is arranged to continue.
The board’s president, Jim Stearns, worried that a major factor to consider was a break out in Seward, where cases have doubled in the last month.
” We do not want to be responsible for an outbreak on the Kenai Peninsula,” Board President Jim Stearns said.
For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate signs, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. However for some– especially older adults and individuals with existing illness– it can trigger more extreme illness, consisting of pneumonia and death.