WATCH: Greenville City, health officials holding news conference to express concerns about NYE events

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – Greenville Mayor Knox White, Police Chief J.H. Thompson, Prisma Health President and CEO Mark O’Halla, and chief clinical officers of Prisma Health-Upstate and Bon Secours St. Francis Health System held a joint news conference Tuesday.

Officials held the news conference to express their concerns about advertised New Year’s Eve events.

Doctors also addressed the rise in new COVID-19 cases and the impact of travel and gatherings over the Christmas holiday, according to city officials.

β€œWith our local health care system under severe stress and our nurses and doctors struggling, it is outrageous to encourage any one to participate in a crowded event,” Mayor White said.Β 

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