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Local leaders warn against a large gathering of the first badger games of the year

Madison, Wisconsin — Friday is the first Badgers football game day of the year, and local leaders are calling on people to be aware of the large gatherings that may take place on game nights. ..

Camp Randall Stadium stands have no fans, but some bars and restaurants still expect some people to join the game.

Earlier this week, UW Health’s Dr. Jeff Pothoff said the game’s massive could easily be a “superspreader” event if people weren’t wearing masks and socially distant. I warned against the gathering.

Due to these COVID concerns, Madison police and local health officials have warned businesses and homes in the campus area about hosting a tailgate party for the Friday night match. A local rally order will be enforced. This means that in Dane County, the maximum number of outdoor meetings is 25, while the maximum number of indoor meetings is 10.

“We work as a department that has bars and homes throughout the Regent Street area, visiting homes and discussing best practices on how to reduce the COVID-19 epidemic. The entire community. “Case level,” said Kate Austin Stanford, Operations Director at Public Health Madison and Dane County.

The fine for violating an order starts at $ 376.

Earlier this week, Mayor Satya Rhodes Conway of several Big Ten mayors sent a letter to the meeting asking the league not to schedule late afternoon and evening games, such as tonight’s badger opening game against Illinois. I was alone.

Kickoff is set at 7pm