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Sean Hastings, Editor
4:17 pm CDT March 12, 2020

The health and safety expo and weather spotter training event scheduled for March 24 has been canceled because of the coronavirus concerns, Village safety coordinator Dan Martin announced in an email. 

The decision came from the National Weather Service Chicago Office, which has canceled all like events until at least April 12. 

Martin also wrote in the email that the National Weather Service is not rescheduling the events at this time, but is looking into offering an online course in the spring. 

“Considering the months of planning that have gone into this event, there’s no one more disappointed than me, but I understand,” Martin wrote in the email.

He also thanked all of those who had planned for a table at the health and safety expo, were going to have a vehicle at the Touch-a-Truck portion of the event, were volunteering for the events, were going to participate in the opening ceremony, helped with marketing and planning the event, and those who planned to attend. 

The free event was to have approximately 50 health organizations on hand to teach attendees about health, safety, fitness, as well as offer health screenings. 

It was also set to teach attendees about severe weather and how to spot it and react to it. It was also to teach attendees about the facts and myths of severe weather.