Fayetteville, WV – (WWNR) As COVID 19 cases surge in West Virginia, the states largest event Bridge Day has become a topic of conversation. Should the Bridge Day Commission move forward with the event that brings Thousands to the area? The Taste of Bridge Day and the Bridge Day Chili Cook Off have been both cancelled this year.
Bridge Day Officials had in recent weeks noted that there would be a mask mandate in effect for those attending and working the event held on the 3rd Saturday in October.
One council person in Fayetteville thinks the event should be canceled this year. Gabriel Pena on his official Facebook page says that “This kind of crowd packed onto the short stretch of U.S. route 19 will make social distancing impossible. And while masks will be required within event perimeters, on buses, and at vendor galleries, that requirement will be essentially unenforceable. Fayette County has a fully-vaccinated rate of 25%, and West Virginia has a rate of 40% with the United States at 50%, so, at best, 50,000 unvaccinated people will potentially be in and around our community interacting with service industry workers, first responders, law enforcement officers, and other essential workers.”
Pena also noted that there will be a Bridge Day Commission meeting 9/15/2021 at 1:30PM in the Fayetteville Town Hall.