Jun 24, 2020 3:54 PM

Cheyenne WY health officials: Event could worsen COVID-19 spike

Posted Jun 24, 2020 3:54 PM

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Health officials worry an event in Wyoming’s capital city last weekend could worsen a spike in coronavirus cases.

The Cheyenne area went weeks with few new cases. Then on Monday, city officials announced 15 new cases, most of them people between 20 and 30 years old.

The new cases preceded a weekend “Summertime On the Streets” event that brought hundreds of people downtown. Some went to a microbrewery where workers recently tested positive for COVID-19.

Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department officials say they worry people not wearing masks at the event will probably lead to yet more cases.