The White Easter Egg Roll has been canceled, joining an ever-growing list of cancellations and rescheduling due to the novel coronavirus.
The White House press secretary, Stephanie Grisham, shared a press release on Twitter today, stating: “Out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with the National Emergency Declaration concerning the COVID-19, the Office of the First Lady is announcing that this year’s White House Easter Egg Roll has been canceled.”
First lady Melania Trump herself urged all citizens to “listen to state and local officials, and follow CDC guidelines in order to help protect the health and well-being of everyone.”
The White House Easter Egg Roll is an annual crowd favorite, where families are invited to celebrate the holiday on the South Lawn. The first lady has embraced the event throughout her time in the White House.
Last year, Trump chose a long-sleeved baby blue coat by Michael Kors that retailed for $4,995 for the Easter Egg Roll. She completed the look with sold-out $595 red-bottom ballet flats from Christian Louboutin.
Trump sported a coat in a similar color for the 2018 Easter Egg Roll — an icy blue Burberry Sandringham cashmere trench matched with black skinny pants. She got a height boost courtesy of suede, knee-high block-heeled black boots.
In her first year as first lady in 2017, the former model wore a blush pink dress for the Easter Egg Roll. The dress, designed by her personal stylist, the designer Hervé Pierre, was teamed with pale pink ballet flats.
The White House isn’t the only entity to cancel events amid the coronavirus crisis. The retail world is responding with urgency to protect staff and consumers. Brands including Vans, New Balance, Nike and more are closing down offices and stores in the United States in efforts to limit the spread of the coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19. Major events such as cruise fashion shows and Coachella have been postponed or canceled due to fears related to the spread of the virus.
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