Annual Holiday Parade still on with variances

Officials citing increasing cases of COVID-19,  Holiday Parade still on in Cheyenne.
Officials citing increasing cases of COVID-19, Holiday Parade still on in Cheyenne.(WBKO)
Published: Nov. 24, 2020 at 10:12 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Tuesday afternoon, the Wyoming Department of Health spoke to Wyoming News Now about the exemptions ahead of Cheyenne’s Holiday Parade.

Yesterday, the Chamber of Commerce confirmed the annual Holiday Parade was on this year. “Parades are exempted from what we call Order #2 which does restrict gatherings indoors and outdoors.The Parade that is taking place this weekend would be exempted from the restrictions,” Wyoming Health Department, Deputy Director, Stefan Johansson said.

The Deputy Director of the Wyoming Health Department says the department is working with the Chamber of Commerce and putting anti-coronavirus measures in place ahead of the Holiday parade.

Despite the pandemic, this year’s parade is scheduled for Saturday but may look different this time around. The Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce says the procession will go on the normal route starting at the Capitol building, The State Health Department feels it will take everyone in attendance doing their part to keep people safe.

“In terms of Laramie County we will work with them to make sure any event that is approved or allowed to continue will be as safe as possible. Including social distancing, mask wearing and alike that need to take place.”

The Wyoming Department of Health, Deputy Director concluded saying he has optimism that every county holding parades will make it happen safely.

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