BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City Council President-Elect Nick Mosby and Mayor-Elect Brandon Scott are changing their inauguration festivities.

Mosby said traditional inaugural festivities are canceled, saying it would be irresponsible.

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The incoming council members are now coming up with an alternative swearing-in ceremony for December 10, likely something that is virtual and not open to the public.

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Scott said in a tweet he will be sworn in during a small ceremony, with just a city clerk and his parents as witnesses.

He said now is not the time for celebrations, and it’s time to follow the city’s guidelines.

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CBS Baltimore Staff