One of the most famous parades in the world will look a bit different this year. Macy’s and the city of New York are taking precautions to make sure the spread of the virus is kept to an absolute minimum at this year’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
… Each of the participants in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade will be tested for the coronavirus prior to the event’s start, and it’s possible some of the floats or balloons could be cut last minute if anyone tests positive.
… No in-person attendance is allowed this year because of the pandemic, and all the parade participants will be masked and made to socially distance.
… The roughly 100 people that usually hold the balloons in place throughout the parade will be replaced by vehicles, since it’s difficult to socially distance near even the largest of flying creatures.
… Only 960 parade staff will help put on the event this year, compared to the typical 10,000 people that are usually employed.