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Easter service at Kennesaw Mountain canceled amid coronavirus concerns

<p>Kennesaw Mountain State Park</p>
<p>Kennesaw Mountain State Park</p>

A popular Easter tradition for many has been canceled because of the spread of COVID-19.

The sunrise service, which is usually held at the base of Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park won’t be held this year, according to a post on the website of the Kiwanis Club of Marietta, which sponsors the event along with the Rotary Clubs of Marietta.

The service was scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. April 12.

The park has closed all trails, parking lots, buildings and facilities until further notice.

ExploreGov. Brian Kemp is expected to sign a statewide shelter-in-place order across Georgia to try to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

The new rules are set to run from Friday through April 13, the day after Easter.