PUEBLO, Colo. (KRDO) -- The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced fans and all non-essential personnel are no longer allowed at the upcoming 2020 Colorado high school football championship games.
The announcement came just before 9 p.m. Friday. These further restrictions are in response to the rising COVID-19 cases in Pueblo County. The state moved Pueblo County to Level Red on November, 22.
“We appreciate the ongoing partnership with the Colorado High School Activities Association as we navigate these tough times,” said Executive Director of CDPHE Jill Hunsaker Ryan. “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.”
The championship games are being held at the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl at the CSU-Pueblo campus from December 3rd to the 5th.
Under the new variance attendance to the games will be limited to football teams, athletic staff, cheerleaders, band members, broadcast staff, and other essential personnel.
The Colorado High School Activities Association has yet to release specifics.