Blackfoot The Wall That heals event still scheduled for september
By Corinne Dionisio June 2, 2020
The Wall That Heals is still on schedule to be in Blackfoot, Idaho on Sept. 24-27. Many of the upcoming tour stops have been canceled this tour season due to COVID-19 safety concerns. However, these safety measures do not extend into September and therefore planning continues for the Blackfoot, Idaho event. The Wall That Heals Blackfoot committee will continue to evaluate possible social distancing measures and contingency plans as more information becomes available about the novel Coronavirus.
The Wall That Heals is a half-scale replica of the Washington, D.C. Vietnam Veteran Memorial that travels to communities throughout the country each year. This year’s pandemic has resulted in many cancellations of the event including in Charlotte, New Bern and Garner, North Carolina; Boydton and Grundy, Virginia; Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania; Belvidere and Wheaton, Illinois; Findlay, Columbus and Harrison, Ohio; Riverview, Michigan; Winchester and Evansville, Indiana; Chisholm, Minnesota; Tama, Iowa; Nahant, Massachusetts; Norwalk, Connecticut; and Champlain and Middletown, New York.
Idaho has reported fewer cases of COVID-19 than many eastern states and is currently experiencing a downward trend in new cases being reported. A cancellation of the Blackfoot, ID event is unlikely provided that COVID-19 cases continue to decline in the east Idaho region. However, the situation is fluid and any changes made in regard to the event will be shared on blackfootwallthatheals.org and Facebook.