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Events are making a comeback as COVID cases decrease

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - As we see continue to see lower cases of COVID-19 day after day there have been more things to do popping up all around town.

The increase of vaccines is also helping as more of the population is getting vaccinated.

This, as we are seeing more in-person events making a comeback nearly a year later.

If we take a look at the COVID-19 cases by day in Yuma County, we can see both waves of the coronavirus pandemic.

Cases started making a decline at the beginning of February and just a few days ago we reported zero cases and deaths for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

This is sparking something in our community as the Yuma Swap Meet looks to host safe outdoor events for the public.

Sylvia Parado is the assistant manager of the Yuma Swap Meet.

“Let's hope health-wise everything is ok. We will be following the safety protocols as we say, but more events are coming,” she said.

Management tells me they are making it as safe as they can and although the majority of the activities are held outside, face masks are required.

“We do this entertainment to satisfy our customers they love the cultural dancing. They love coming out to the swap meet and shopping and having breakfast or lunch and dinner and enjoying free entertainment while they do it,” Parado added.

On the topic of events, unlike the swap meet, this year’s music on Main Street St. Patrick's Day event will take place virtually on Wednesday, March 17th.

Just last week Gov. Doug Ducey lifted COVID-19 capacity limits, however, that does not change mask mandates imposed by cities and counties, which remain in effect across most of the state.

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