By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (KDKA) — There will be no visitors in Punxsutawney on Groundhog Day in 2021.READ MORE: Multi-Vehicle Crash Closes I-79 Southbound In Jackson Twp., Butler Co.
Potential coronavirus risks are preventing in-person attendance or guests at the grounds, according to an announcement on the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club’s website.READ MORE: Southbound Lanes Of I-79 Closed Due To Truck Rollover
Punxsutawney Phil will still make an appearance on Feb. 2, 2021, and the event will be live-streamed online and broadcasted to media outlets.
“It is very unlikely, but it if it is determined that we can logistically and safety (sic) hold any in-person activities related to Groundhog Day, we will make that information available if developed,” the announcement said.MORE NEWS: Supply Chain Issues: 'There Really Are Problems Everywhere,' Even For Small Companies
The Inner Circle of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club formed a committee to monitor the pandemic ahead of Groundhog Day. The committee has been in contact with health officials.