Village Cancels Annual Fireworks Show
August 27th, 2020 @ 7:30am
The ongoing public health crisis of COVID-19 has required the Village of Fisher - like communities and organizations throughout the nation - to reevaluate the safety and feasibility of public events that would otherwise take place over the next several months. Decisions on event planning and cancellations must often be made well in advance and are especially complicated this year in light of the uncertainty of the future course of the pandemic and government efforts to mitigate its impact on our communities and health care system.
After careful consideration, the Fisher Village Board has made the decision to cancel the fireworks display that had originally been postponed until Saturday, September 5. This decision was made based upon the recommendation of legal counsel and guidance from the Village's insurance carrier that there would be no coverage provided for any claims that might arise from events on public property held in defiance of any executive orders. Under the current Phase 4 of the "Restore Illinois" Plan, public gatherings are limited to a maximum of 50 individuals. Although the event would be held outdoors, Village officials determined that there is insufficient area available to accommodate a large group while maintaining physical distancing requirements and other public health restrictions.