By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (KDKA) — There will be no visitors in Punxsutawney on Groundhog Day in 2021.

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Potential coronavirus risks are preventing in-person attendance or guests at the grounds, according to an announcement on the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club’s website.

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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.

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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.