There will be no in-person Columbus Day Parade in New York City in 2020.

The Columbus Heritage Foundation, which plans the event, announced the decision in a video posted to its website and YouTube on Friday, saying it was due to the coronavirus pandemic. 


Officials with the foundation say they are working on a virtual event with WABC that will air the day the parade was supposed to take place.

This would have been the 76th anniversary of the parade, which was scheduled to take place on October 12.

The Columbus Day Parade is the latest city parade to be canceled due to the coronavirus. The St. Patrick's Day Parade in Midtown, the Mermaid Parade in Coney Island, the Pride March in Greenwich Village, the West Indian Day Parade and the Puerto Rican Day Parade in Manhattan were among the parades called off due to the pandemic earlier this year, though organizers of the St. Patrick's Day Parade did hold a small march up Fifth Avenue. The West Indian Day Parade, which was supposed to take place on September 7, was also canceled.