“due to a restrictive fan policy instituted by the island state’s governor”
At some point, we have to just allow people to live their lives. We’re never going to reach zero cases.
The College Fix reports:
University of Hawaii football allowed to have only 1,000 in-person fans
Only 1,000 lucky fans were allowed to watch the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors defeat New Mexico State University this Saturday, due to a restrictive fan policy instituted by the island state’s governor.
Democratic Governor David Ige has relented only minimally from his complete ban on home stadium fans.
“It’s zero because we have more than 250 COVID-positive patients in our hospitals,” Governor Ige said in explaining his previous total ban.
“It’s zero because we have more than 250 patients in the ICUs, and we are just under the maximum capacity,” the Democratic governor previously said.
Only vaccinated fans were allowed to attend the Saturday game, though the public university has been working to convince Ige to allow more fans to attend.
The College Fix spoke with the university’s director of communications, Daniel Meisenzahl, via email on October 13. “Absolutely yes,” Meisenzahl told The College Fix when asked if university officials believed they can safely invite fans back into their football stadium.
Meisenzahl explained that the university has “multiple different scenarios” planned out in the “public risk mitigation plan” they have submitted to the county.
Every scenario would require all fans to follow the same COVID-19 guidelines that the school has in place for their students, faculty, and staff. It included only allowing in fully vaccinated and masked fans.
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