MIAMI (WSVN) - Miami’s iconic Big Orange will not rise to ring in the new year due to the assembly crew testing positive for COVID-19.
The Big Orange traditionally rises up the side of the InterContinental Hotel in downtown Miami.
The announcement was made on Tuesday afternoon that the crew setting up the Big Orange tested positive for the virus.
City of Miami officials said a digitized laser Big Orange will be created with the traditional countdown clock.
The concert and fireworks set to take place at Bayfront Park will continue as planned.
Last year would have been the 35th anniversary of the Big Orange countdown, but it was canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.
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