Burton Cancels Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Burton Cancels Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Mayor Haskins Taking Every Precaution in Light of COVID-19

March 13, 2020

BURTON – Mayor Duane Haskins today announced the cancellation of the city’s annual Easter Egg Hunt in light of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s closure of all schools statewide until at least April 6.

The Easter Egg Hunt, which had been set for April 4th, is a popular event for hundreds of children and their families. Haskins called for taking a cautious approach to all public events until further notice due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

“When it comes to public health and protecting our most vulnerable populations like children and the elderly, we’re not taking any chances,” Haskins said. “I would rather be safe than sorry.”

Haskins added that after the Governor’s announcement yesterday closing schools until April 6th, there was no question that cancelling the egg hunt was the right thing to do since the event falls within the same time frame of the closures.

Whitmer announced the closure of all Michigan K-12 schools, including public and private, in response to more confirmed cases and heightened concerns about the further spread of COVID-19. The school closures start Monday, March 16. At this point, schools are scheduled to reopen April 6.