Rendezvous canceled due to COVID-19
July 15, 2020
Like many other local events, the annual Fort Bridger Rendezvous is being postponed to 2021.
The rendezvous was canceled for the first time in 48 years due to concerns related to the spread of the novel coronavirus. The decision was made by the Fort Bridger Rendezvous Association Board after carefully considering their options.
According to a press release regarding the decision, as the event has a large number of people attending each year, it would have been difficult to meet requirements such as social distancing and limiting contact with objects.
“The board has spent the last 48 years making sure the Rendezvous keeps up to, and is held to the highest historical standards,” the board’s announcement said. ”It is a simple fact that if the rendezvous was to be held this year, we could not maintain those standards with the restrictions and requirements placed upon us.”
Although the boards regrets having to make the choice, it feels as it is the best decision based on the current pandemic situation.