Athletic Information for Winter Spectators

Athletic Information for Winter Spectators

The Section VI Executive Committee met Monday February 22nd and voted to allow home schools the option of allowing up to two spectators per athlete for the remainder of the winter season.  The new policy goes into effect on Wednesday, February 24.  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.  In the sports of basketball and swimming, the host districts will have the prerogative to allow up to two home spectators per athlete.  Since hockey, bowling and skiing are held at private businesses, the prevailing parameters at each facility will be followed. 

Southwestern is excited to allow two adult spectators to attend the remainder of the winter season to cheer in a positive manner for our student athletes. The district will require all the procedures outlined to be followed. Any violations may result in adult spectators losing the opportunity to attend the remainder of the winter contests. The following procedures will be in place for the remainder of the winter season:

  1. Temperature screening will be done prior to entering the gym
  2. Six feet of social distancing is required in the bleachers during the contest
  3. Masks will be required to be properly worn during the entire contest
  4. Specific sections of the bleachers will be designated for each adult spectator group

Adult spectators will not be admitted into the facility until 15 minutes prior to each contest (ex. for a 6:00 JV game spectators should not arrive until 5:45). Also, all adult spectators must leave the facility immediately after the contest. Congregating in common areas is prohibited.

Again, we are excited to welcome spectators back into our facility for the remainder of the winter 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.