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Organizers Cancel Whiteaker Block Party Citing Rising COVID Numbers

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The Whiteaker Block Party scheduled for this Saturday in Eugene has been canceled. Organizers cite rising case counts and hospitalizations and the Delta variant of COVID-19 in Lane County in their announcement. 

From organizers:
 
COVID-19 UPDATE:

We are saddened to report that due to recent, rising case and hospitalization data for the Covid Delta variant in Lane County, and the threats it poses to our community members, this year's Pop-Up Block Party has been cancelled.

We hope that we can work together as a community composed of both residents and businesses to continue to take precautions in order to minimize the spread and impact of this disease.

Stay safe out there, and until next time, cheers bitches.

Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s former News Director. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000. After reporting for the Northwest News Network and KAZU, Rachael returned to KLCC in 2007 as Morning Edition host and a general assignment reporter covering politics, the environment, education, and the arts. She was hired as KLCC News Director in 2018. Rachael departed KLCC in June, 2022.
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