No fans allowed at CHSAA championship football games in Pueblo County – The Denver Post

Fans banned from attending CHSAA championship football games in Pueblo County due to widespread transmission of COVID-19.

Parents and other spectators of CHSAA-sponsored championship football games will be banned from attending the games in Pueblo County starting the weekend of Dec. 4-5 as the county “continues to have widespread transmission of COVID-19,” according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).

Experts at the Colorado School of Public Health estimate that 1 in 29 people in Pueblo and surrounding areas are contagious with the virus, and so attendance will only be limited solely to football teams, athletic staff, cheerleaders, band members, broadcast staff, and other essential personnel.

“We appreciate the ongoing partnership with the Colorado High School Activities Association as we navigate these tough times,” said Jill Hunsaker Ryan, Executive Director, CDPHE. “Early in the season, our organizations both agreed that additional safety measures like these might need to be taken, and now unfortunately we are there. These decisions aren’t made lightly, but they’re necessary.”

CHSAA commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green said they supported the new restrictions.

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