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OU cancels tailgating, homecoming activities amid COVID-19 pandemic

University of Oklahoma
Posted at 4:06 PM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 17:24:45-04

NORMAN, Okla. — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Oklahoma is prohibiting tailgates on campus for the 2020 football season and it's canceling homecoming activities, according to a news release by university officials.

In past years, a typical game day in Norman draws over 100,000 people to campus. While we realize these decisions will be disappointing to many, it is imperative that the university does its part to slow the spread of the virus on campus and in our community so we can protect each other.
OU Vice President for University Operations Eric Conrad

Game day tailgating events and gatherings that are canceled this year include:

  • All Public Tailgating
  • OU Alumni Association Boomer Bash
  • Sooner Club Tailgate
  • Tailgate Guys
  • Varsity O Tailgate
  • Walk of Champions

Game day events and gatherings that will continue this year with extensive safety protocols and COVID-19 capacity limitations in place include:

  • Allstate Party at the Palace (formerly Sooner Fan Fest)
  • College Events and Gatherings (following university policy for events)
  • Duck Pond RV Parking
  • SooneRVillage at Lloyd Noble Center

On game days, fans are required to wear face masks at all times on the OU campus, indoors and outdoors, according to the news release. Masks must be fabric or disposable surgical-style masks that cover the nose and mouth. Officials said bandanas, scarves, gaiters, buffs and the like are not acceptable.

READ MORE: OU announces masks required at all 3 campuses

For more information about OU's response to COVID-19, click here.

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