Video: Polis Announces Plan For Fans At Broncos Games; New Google Coronavirus Exposure Tracking App

September 8, 2020

Updated 1:57 p.m.

A limited number of fans will be able to attend Broncos' home games as of week three of the season, Sept. 27 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

It's one of the larger gatherings allowed since the pandemic began. Fans will stay in groups of 175 with assigned restrooms and concession stands. That means 5,700 fans can attend, a fraction of the full capacity of Empower Field at Mile High. At his coronavirus update for the state, Gov. Jared Polis said other large events can take place if they take steps to stay safe.

"The answer is not they can't occur. The answer is that, of course, they are going to occur, but we need to do them in a safe way. And, of course, that safe way includes the opportunity to cheer on the Broncos in person."

In addition to the Broncos news, a new tracking app backed by Google was announced that will help the state do further contact tracing in the event that a user with the app is potentially exposed to COVID-19.

At a briefing last week, Polis asked Coloradans to exercise caution over the Labor Day holiday weekend. Also over the weekend, CU Boulder reported a jump in confirmed cases after wastewater testing indicated several outbreaks could be spreading on the campus.