By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
Fans won’t be allowed to attend any University of Wyoming sporting events until at least Jan. 25, according to a recent announcement from the university.
The limits follow the most recent Wyoming Department of Health orders, which limits gatherings of more than 10 people, the university said.
Only a limited number of family members of student-athletes and coaches, along with essential personnel working the events, will be allowed to attend events through Jan. 25, the announcement said.
These guidelines apply to all UW Athletics events.
The initial public health order affecting UW Athletics events, as well as many other public events throughout the state, was originally set to expire on Friday, but Gov. Mark Gordon left the order in place through Jan. 25.
UW stopped allowing fans at athletic events in December, after Gordon and state health officer Dr. Alexia Harrist issued new health orders, which included a statewide mask mandate and limitations on both indoor and outdoor crowds.
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.