This week, the City of Orlando decided to cancel the famous Fourth of July Fireworks over the Lake Eola fountain. The latest move in protecting the community from the Coronavirus.

This decision stings. The display is a terrific event. One everyone can afford, that typically takes place alongside other activities that keep the downtown area buzzing that weekend.

Sadly, it was probably the right decision.

While some decisions that effect closings can often affect livelihoods, this does not. It’s a fireworks display and even though the moment is appreciated, it’s not worth the life changing risks of being exposed to the virus.

A lightening of ordinances and enforcement of fireworks at home could be a useful alternative.

And while Seminole County usually makes better decisions than politics prone Orange County, they would be wise to hold off on Red, Hot, and Boom in Altamonte Springs this year as well. An equally popular and people-dense event at Crane’s Roost.

It’s just fireworks. Let’s get healthy and do it bigger than ever next year.

It was probably going to rain anyways.

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