California Family Holds 'Drive-By' Bash After Coronavirus Prompts Cancellation of 12-Year-Old's Party

A family held a ‘drive-by’ 12th birthday bash for a girl in Bakersfield, California, on March 21, after measures to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, forced the cancellation of her party.

This footage was shared on Instagram by Holly Durio Sousa, who said she had to get creative after her daughter Berklee’s party had to be called off. It shows friends and family members driving by their home to wish Berklee a happy birthday.

California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a stay-at-home order for the entire state to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. The state announced that it had 1,468 confirmed cases of the virus by March22, with 27 deaths. Credit: Holly Durio Sousa via Storyful