Planning On Attending A High School Game? Here's What To Expect

Sep 8, 2020

Attendance at Fayette County Public School sporting events will be limited to five immediate family members. That's part of the new guidance being finalized by district leaders as the state moves forward with in-person high school sports.

Davis fans sit in the stands during a high school football game against Herriman on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Herriman, Utah. Utah is among the states going forward with high school football this fall despite concerns about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Credit AP Photo/Rick Bowmer

FCPS has released an outline of the new COVID-19 safety guidance, giving parents and students an idea of what the stands might look like this fall.

The four to five immediate family members seeking to attend a game or other event must be registered, use assigned seating six feet apart from other families, and wear masks. Anyone not wearing a mask will be responsible for obtaining a medical exemption from a physician on official letterhead. All others will be asked to exit, according to the guidelines.

Family members of band and cheer students participating in the games will follow the same rules.

Audience members will also undergo a temperature check and health screening before entering any competitions.

It will be up to schools to decide whether to open concession stands, but congregating at entrances or exits will be prohibited before, during, or after events.

Coaches and other directors will be tasked with making sure attendees are prepped on the guidance. In a press release, FCPS said the measures "give our students the best possible opportunity to enjoy a full season of games."