Update: Ravens Quarterback Cancels Florida Event Amid Virus Surge
Update: July 8 2020 12:43 AM
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has canceled his annual "Funday with LJ" event in Florida due to surging coronavirus cases in the state and strict gathering limits. Jackson's third annual event was set to be held Saturday and Sunday in his hometown of Pompano Beach, Florida, but a spokesperson told news outlets Tuesday that the event was canceled. Gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited in Pompano Beach due to pandemic. Instead of allowing a few people to attend the event, Jackson decided to cancel it. The event was scheduled to start a week after Florida reported a single-day record of 11,445 cases.
Original Story July 7 2020 8:22 AM
BALTIMORE -- AP -- Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson announced he will hold his annual "Funday with LJ" event in Florida amid the state's spike in coronavirus cases. A flyer posted on Jackson's Instagram page Monday says the event will be held in a park in his hometown of Pompano Beach in Broward County.
The city's website says social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people are currently not allowed. The announcement comes more than a week after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said interactions among young people are driving the surge in confirmed cases. Florida's Health Department says there are more than 21,000 positive coronavirus cases in Broward County.