STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA)— Starkville city workers are preparing for the city’s Fourth of July event, but how will they enforce rules with the goal of stopping the spread of the coronavirus?
David D’Aquilla, the interim director of the Parks and Recreation Department, said this year’s event will look a lot different.
First and foremost, the event will only be a fireworks show.
D’Aquilla said there will be no vendors, no bouncy houses or any restrooms available to the public.
The fireworks shows begins promptly at 9 p.m. on Saturday at the sportsplex.
D’Aquilla said workers are asking people to stay in their cars during the show or to social distance if they sit in a lawn chair.
Parks and recreation department workers and Starkville police officers will be on hand to enforce social distancing.