Connect Savannah can confirm reports from earlier this afternoon that both the City of Savannah 'Festival of St. Patrick' this weekend and the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Tuesday have been potentially "postponed," and possibly canceled, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
However, no other events have been canceled as of this time.
A statement by the Tourism Leadership Council made the rounds announcing the events being canceled for their scheduled dates this weekend and March 17.
The decision was made at some point earlier this afternoon in meetings with local leaders and members of the St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee, a private organization.
The Savannah City Council will hold an "emergency" meeting at 5:30 Wednesday to discuss the matter, followed by a press conference with Mayor Johnson and local leaders at 6 p.m.
As late as 4 p.m., some members of City Council were unaware of the meeting or any decisions that might have been made.
All the major St. Patrick's Day parades in the United States have announced cancellations over the past few days, including New York, Chicago, Boston, and New Orleans.
We will provide updated information as it's available.