It’s important that residents know that when Township leaders cancel or restrict activities in the community, it is not because we wish to upset residents, it is because we want to protect the health and well being of everyone in our community. The Township uses the best, and most up-to-date guidance from federal, state and local governing bodies such as the CDC, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Pennsylvania Department of Health and Allegheny County Health Department to inform these decisions. COVID-19 is continuing to spread throughout our area. And we know that in large gatherings, where there is insufficient space for social distancing, the likelihood of disease spread increases substantially. Given that information, it’s the Township’s belief that holding a fireworks show on July 4th would put the health of our residents at too great a risk. As such, Robinson Township has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s July 4th fireworks display at Burkett Park.
At this point in time, the Township is still planning on holding events such as the Autumn Festival, the annual Car Cruise at Robinson Town Centre, Halloween in the Park and our holiday celebration at Clever Park. And we still plan on having fireworks at the Autumn Festival and the holiday event at Clever Park. If you enjoy fireworks, there is still much to look forward to.
All of our lives have been profoundly affected by this pandemic in many ways. Like all of you, we can’t wait for a return to normal. When that time comes, Robinson Township will be ready to provide all of the services and activities befitting a first class township.
Thank you for your understanding.