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White House moving forward with its Fourth of July plans

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Posted at 5:02 PM, Jun 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-29 17:05:40-04

Following a recent uptick in COVID-19 cases and the more contagious delta variant, the Biden administration said it is still moving forward with a Fourth of July celebration.

The president is planning a celebration with around 1,000 people on the White House lawn. Essential workers and military families have been invited.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the majority of delta cases are among people who are not vaccinated and they are confident in their plans.

And if you're planning to buy fireworks, companies are telling you to do it now because there is a shortage.

Companies like Phantom Fireworks, one of the largest fireworks retailers in the country, told shoppers to buy well ahead of the holiday because of supply chain issues and global shipment delays.

This story was originally published by Robin Dich Alex Livingston at Newsy