The Lakeport City Council recently approved updated plans for this year’s July 4 celebration. The plan includes COVID-19 mitigation measures for a safer, modified event. There will be a larger area for safe and sane fireworks to be used in order to ensure social distancing. The fireworks barge will be moved and positioned more to the north of its usual spot offshore of Library Park. The plan also includes Police Chief Brad Rasmussen’s recommendation to prohibit alcohol use and sales to ensure social distancing. That policy will be in effect just for this year.