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‘Western Stampede’ Events Cancelled Due To Pandemic

May 8, 2020, 3:43 PM | Updated: 3:47 pm
Credit: West Jordan Western Stampede...
Credit: West Jordan Western Stampede

WEST JORDAN, Utah – The city of West Jordan has announced the Western Stampede, its largest event of the year, has been cancelled due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

City officials sent out a press release Friday afternoon.

“This was a difficult decision,” said West Jordan Mayor, Dick Burton. “The Western Stampede is not only an event that brings people within our city together, but brings in people from all over the state.”

The mayor said they recognized how difficult it would be to practice safe social distancing since the summer event attracts so many people.

“In addition to concerns regarding social distancing at such a popular event, Salt Lake County is not currently accepting applications for mass gatherings,” Burton said.

According to the press release, the mayor held off on making the decision in hopes that health guidelines would be further relaxed. He ultimately said the health and safety of the West Jordan residents is his top priority.

The city has already successfully implemented socially distanced events, but they’re working on creating more activities for residents.

“I’ve asked staff to start looking forward to next year’s Western Stampede. We’ve already made plans to ensure it will be more spectacular than ever before,” said Mayor Burton.

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‘Western Stampede’ Events Cancelled Due To Pandemic