Orlando’s ‘Come Out with Pride’ returns with extra COVID-19 precautions in place

ORLANDO, Fla. — For the first time since the pandemic, thousands of people packed into downtown Orlando for the “Come Out with Pride” parade.

Attendance was high after last year’s in-person events were cancelled due to COVID-19.

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Even though a lot of people attended the event, there were still precautions taken for COVID-19.

Photos: Orlando’s ‘Come Out with Pride’ returns with extra COVID-19 precautions in place

The parade route this year started on Orange Avenue and Washington Street.

Organizers said they did that to give people more room to socially distance.

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The route is also longer than before.

The event’s executive director Tatiana Quiroga said making the route longer has been in the works for some time.

But with the pandemic they decided now was the time to make the change.

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“Longer parade route, people can socially distance,” Quiroga said. “We also have vaccines on site.”

Organizers said there were over 185 thousand people at the parade in 2019.

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