Friday February 26, 2021
Sunset High School- Spectators at Athletic Events
Starting Friday February 26, 2021, Washington County will be operating at the Moderate Risk level for at least the next two weeks. This means that since we are at the moderate risk level our maximum number of people allowed in our stadiums, gyms, and on our fields, by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), are:
Stadium maximum 150,
Designated Field area maximum of 150,
Sunset’s lower gym number is 84 and the upper gym number is 30
It is important to note that with these OHA requirements in place the number of spectators allowed to be in attendance at our events will vary by the sport and the level of team. Additionally, the numbers above must include the participants, coaches, required management, and administrative supervision that is required. (Note: the short version of this is that due to the differences in venues and the COVID-19 guidelines by the OHA, some contests will be able to accommodate for more spectators than others or potentially not be able to be open to spectators.)
Sample only: A varsity contest in soccer could require up to 65-70 players/ coaches/ management/ and administration. Leaving 80-85 tickets to be distributed out to the varsity players families.
So, to stay in compliance with the OHA guidelines for the upcoming Season 2 Athletic events the following standards will be in place at Sunset High School starting Monday March 1, 2021.
· By the OHA guidance, only 150 people maximum are allowed inside our stadium. Each contest will have different team sizes and this means that we might allow spectators to be in attendance at some contests and other contests might not allow any spectators. Currently, we anticipate Varsity Football to not have any spectators due to the 150 ceiling. The JV and Frosh/Soph contests will be dependent upon being able to stay at 150 or less.
Football, Volleyball, Soccer, and Cross Country
· Only the host school families, for that contest, will have access to tickets. The number allotted will vary based upon team size and support needed to run the event. Given projected numbers, the guidance on family tickets to be distributed will be that each
team family MIGHT be allotted up to a maximum of four (4) to immediate family members.
Note 1: Up to four could mean the capacity might not allow any spectators to attend.
Note 2: First priority in ticket allotment will be the families of senior athletes. With the maximum of 4 tickets still in place.
· No students, from the host school, will be admitted unless they are a sibling of the immediate family for that athlete
· Visiting spectators will not be admitted
· Masks must be worn over the nose and mouth, at all times
· Family Groups must maintain 6-foot distance at the venue
· No concessions will be sold
· Immediately following each contest all fans will leave the facility promptly. The plan is to have everyone exited with-in 5 minutes following completion of the contest.
· Entrance to the contest will take place no earlier than 15 minutes before the events start time.
NOTE: It is important to be aware that should Washington County return to the High-Risk level, any time in the future, and the current OHA guidelines on capacity limits were to not change we expect the Sunset High School would not be able to allow spectators to any events