Maryland’s Montgomery County won’t be hosting a July 4 celebration this year.
In a release, the county said the coronavirus pandemic created uncertainty and it “could not guarantee the Germantown Glory and Mid-County Sparkles celebrations would take place and did not establish a contract for the event.”
Outdoor pools, at least, will open from noon to 7 p.m. on Independence Day.
In addition, Montgomery Fire and Rescue Services warned about possible dangers from illegal fireworks.
All fireworks, including sparklers, are illegal in Montgomery County.