Indiana Rep. André Carson announced he has decided to cancel the annual Youth Opportunities Fair because of the rapid spread of the new coronavirus.
The event was scheduled to happen March 16.
“This is one of my favorite events of the year, and my staff and I cherish this chance to connect young people with a variety of enrichment activities that can help change lives,” Carson wrote in the announcement. “But as COVID-19 continues its rapid spread, it’s clear that the health and well-being of friends, neighbors, and colleagues takes precedence.”
Carson’s website will have a list of exhibitors scheduled to attend for those who would still like to get in touch with them.