Athletic Information for Spring Spectators
The NYSPHSAA and Section VI will allow member school districts the option of allowing spectators to attend home and away indoor and outdoor athletic events for the spring 2021 season. Schools have the autonomy to adjust down if they deem that the footprint of their facilities are insufficient to safely host two spectators for each athlete.
“With the increase in the state’s outdoor gathering limits effective May 10th, and indoor gathering limit on May 19th, the guidance pertaining to sports and recreation is tied to those limits (500 individuals outdoors, 250 indoors). The sports and recreation spectator limit, which applies to school sports as well, is now the greater of 2 spectators per participant OR 500 individuals outdoors/250 indoors.”
Southwestern is excited to allow spectators to attend indoor and outdoor contests during the spring season to cheer in a positive manner for our student/athletes. The district will require all the procedures outlined to be followed at all home contests. Any violations may result in spectators losing the opportunity to attend the spring contests. The following procedures will be in place for the spring season:
- Six feet of social distancing is required during contests
- Masks will be required to be properly worn during the entire contest
- Specific sections of the bleachers will be designated for each spectator group in the gym for wrestling
Spectators will not be admitted into the facility until 15 minutes prior to each contest for wrestling and 30 minutes prior for all other spring outdoor contests. Also, all spectators must leave the facility immediately after the contest. Congregating in common areas is prohibited. Finally, CCAA schools plan to continue live streaming wrestling matches during the spring season. Live stream links will be made available on the Southwestern District Athletic webpage.
Again, we are excited to welcome spectators into our facility for the spring season and look forward to everyone cheering in a positive manner for our student/athletes. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Salisbury at (716) 484-6840.
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