One Year Ago As COVID-19 Pandemic Declared, Chicago Announces No St. Patrick's Day Parade

One year ago on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization Declared the coronavirus an official pandemic. In Chicago the mayor, the governor and Chicago's top doctor announced to the city that there would be no St. Patrick's Day parade. There were no masks and no social distancing at the press conference, but that would soon change.

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BRAD EDWARDS: Think about this. One year ago on this day, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus an official pandemic. So where was Chicago back then? Take a look at these images from March 11th of last year. The mayor, governor, Chicago's top doc Allison Arwady announcing the city that there would be no St. Patrick's Day parade. No masks and no social distancing at this press conference, but that would change soon.