Events Canceled Because of Coronavirus Concerns

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By WBEN

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Concerns over coronavirus prompted state and county officials to curtail gatherings of more than 500 people this weekend. Event organizers faced a difficult decision to cancel, although one says that was made for her.

Overdorf feels a bit puzzled by the decision, considering the VCA helps groups of children. "I've got 157 kids in an after school program. I don't see the difference between kids and adults in a confined area. Schools are open, I just have a hard time fathoming the difference of having kids in school and everything else shutting down. That's what puzzles me," explains Overdorf.

Zemsky fears this could affect summer programs, but it's tough to say at this point. She's waiting to see what the state and county recommend moving forward.