Advertisement

Democrats to postpone convention amid COVID-19 concerns

Democrats to postpone convention amid COVID-19 concerns Photo: MGN Images/ Pixabay.

KSTP
Updated: April 02, 2020 12:13 PM
Created: April 02, 2020 11:06 AM

The Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is expected to be postponed due to rising COVID-19 concerns.

The convention will be moved to the week of Aug. 17, according to a release from the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC).

Advertisement

The event was previously scheduled to take place July 13-16.

"In our current climate of uncertainty, we believe the smartest approach is to take additional time to monitor how this situation unfolds so we can best position our party for a safe and successful convention," Joe Solmonese, CEO of the DNCC, said in a statement. "During this critical time, when the scope and scale of the pandemic and its impact remain unknown, we will continue to monitor the situation and follow the advice of health care professionals and emergency responders."


Copyright 2020 - KSTP-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company

Comment on Facebook
Advertisement

Walz expected to announce new steps in reopening bars, restaurants and other businesses

MDH: 712 new COVID-19 cases, 33 new deaths

VIDEO: Buffalo officers suspended after man, 75, is shoved on video, bleeds

US unemployment drops unexpectedly to a still-high 13.3%

From North Carolina to Minnesota: A look back at George Floyd's life

Advertisement