No Fans Allowed At UW Athletics Events Until At Least January

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

No Cowboy fans will be allowed at any University of Wyoming sporting events until at least early January, the university announced on Tuesday.

Tickets will not be available for any athletic events until at least Jan. 8. Following this date, approval will have to come from the Wyoming Department of Health.

This announcement comes after Gov. Mark Gordon implemented new health orders until at least Jan. 8 requiring people to wear face coverings in all public spaces, both inside and outdoors. In addition to this, crowd sizes were limited.

The governor reduced the number of people allowed in gatherings to 10 or fewer. Indoor facilities may allow more than 10 people to be at their locations, but may allow no more people than 25% of the facility’s capacity.

Outdoor facilities may also allow more than 10 people on-site, but must limit the number of people to no more than 50% of capacity.

The order limiting gatherings does not apply to religious facilities, funeral homes, residential buildings or grocery stores. Nor does it apply to retail businesses as long as patrons remain at least six feet away from one another. 

Fans who purchased tickets to the UW men’s basketball game versus Omaha on Dec. 17 will receive refunds.

For men’s and women’s basketball games scheduled from Dec. 13 to Jan. 8, only team family members will be allowed to attend via the NCAA complimentary admissions process.

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