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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — The NOLA Red Dress Run has been canceled. The announcement came on Monday, August 9, less than a week before the annual event.

This is the second time the French Quarter event has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

One of the Red Dress Run committee members, Bill Healy, told WGNO Reporter Kenny Lopez that “the committee voted to cancel for safety reasons.”

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According to Healy, they currently have no plans to reschedule this year’s event. Healy also said that the City of New Orleans did not order or urge them to cancel.