CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now)- On June 24, 2020 city officials made the decision to cancel Fridays on the Plaza for the summer of 2020. Cheyenne Mayor, Marian Orr, says the decision was made based off the fact that Laramie County is seeing a new rise in cases.
“We just realized that quite honestly what we were doing was skirting around the major more prominent issue that we’re just not ready to have thousands of people come together in a public setting yet,” Orr said.
With governor Gordon’s directive order allowing gatherings of 250 people outdoors, city officials were going to use gated areas for Fridays on the Plaza to practice social distancing and have volunteers keep count with a clicker, making sure the crowd does not exceed 250 people. Another reason of the cancellation was to not risk the health of the music performers.
“It’s definitely a loss, especially with our Cheyenne days and nights going on that week,” CEO of Visit Cheyenne, Domenic Bravo said. “Hopefully, some of the other events that are going on around town and around the county will pick up where those events had gotten canceled.”