Zozo crowds reduced, broadcast live

Zozo crowds reduced, broadcast live

The good news is Zozobra will go up in flames on Sept. 3. The gloomy news is that Covid infections continue to rise and therefore, the number of people allowed into Fort Marcy park to witness his demise in person will be limited to 10,000. However, the event will be broadcast live on KOAT channel 7.

While the capacity limitation is a bummer to many, the upside is that the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe and Zozo organizers are being safe. They’ve also implemented a number of safety protocols to protect those in attendance.

For starters, all volunteers must provide proof of negative test results within 72 hours of the event; all vendors are required to be vaccinated, must be double-masked, wear gloves, and they are required to clean contact areas in between each customer; organizers will provide antibacterial wipes for people at portable restrooms, and those restrooms will also be cleaned with an antibacterial spray frequently; lastly, all merchandise sold will be selected from a no-touch display, and merchandise orders will be picked up from a separate tent.

For those watching from home, the two-hour Zozo special begins with “Zozobra: Legacy of Fire” at 8 p.m., followed by “Zozobra: Live!” at 9 p.m. Sept 3rd on KOAT 7. It will also be streamed at koat.com.

Anyone who would like to support the Kiwanis Club and Zozo can donate by visiting the official Zozobra website, and you can also purchase some cool Zozo mech there, too.

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