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FALL ATHLETICS: Guidance for Spectators

UPDATED: September 18, 2020

Guidance for Spectators (sport-by-sport breakdown below)

 

We are pleased the Florida Department of Health-Collier has approved the ability to have limited spectator attendance at CCPS athletic competitions.


Spectators will be subject to the following health and safety guidelines:

  • All spectators will be REQUIRED to wear a face covering (covering nose and mouth)
  • Open-chin triangle bandanas and face coverings containing valves/vents, mesh material, lace, holes, or other largely porous materials are NOT acceptable
  • Each participant’s household guests will be able to remain together, but will be required to maintain social distancing of at least six feet from other spectators


CCPS Fall Sports Spectator Guidance (alphabetical order)



CROSS COUNTRY

Each CCPS student-athlete will be permitted to invite two members of his/her household to attend each HOME and AWAY meet. All spectators will be expected to practice social distancing and wear protective face coverings.

 

FOOTBALL

Spectators are required to be seated in designated spots (marked by schools’ logo stickers) in the bleachers.

  • All persons will be required to wear a protective face covering at all times when on campus
    • This includes when waiting in a line, and in the stadium
  • Social distancing using pre-identified, marked bleacher seats will allow for each participant's two household guests to sit together, while remaining six feet from other spectators
  • No standing along the fence around the athletic field or nearby fence lines
  • High schools are giving ticket access directly to students to provide to the two household members
  • Concessions will be limited to grab-and-go commercially packaged snacks; social distancing of six (6) feet will be followed

 

All persons will be required to leave the premises IMMEDIATELY after the conclusion of each contest.  For example, if a double header is scheduled, as in Freshman and JV football, when the first game ends all spectators from that game will be required to leave the premises before spectators for the next game will be permitted to enter.

 

Freshman Football

  • Each CCPS student-athlete and cheerleader will be allowed to invite two members of his/her household to attend each HOME and AWAY game
    • Beginning 9/24/2020, Freshman Cheer will travel to away games and will be provided 2 tickets per household

JV Football

  • Each CCPS student-athlete and cheerleader will be allowed to invite two members of his/her household to attend each HOME and AWAY game
    • Beginning 9/24/2020, JV Cheer will travel to away games and will be provided 2 tickets per household

Varsity Football

  • Each CCPS student-athlete and cheerleader will be allowed to invite two members of his/her household to attend each HOME game
  • Beginning 9/25/2020, Varsity Cheer will travel to AWAY games; however, tickets will not be provided for the households of participants

 

GOLF


All our teams’ courses are allowing each CCPS student-athlete to invite two members of his/her household to attend each HOME and AWAY match. All spectators will be expected to practice social distancing and wear protective face coverings.


SWIMMING AND DIVING


Collier County Public Schools partners with outside venues in our community to accommodate our swim and diving teams.


The regular season meets are free to attend; however, these venues have limited capacity in order to abide by health and safety guidelines.  Seating is open to student households from both home and away teams; however, we have been told seating is on a first-come first-serve basis. Once these venues reach capacity, no one else will be allowed to enter. All spectators will be expected to practice social distancing and wear protective face coverings.


Please note: Based on the decision by facility management who hosts Naples High School (NHS) swimming and diving teams, spectators will not be allowed to attend NHS HOME meets.      

 
VOLLEYBALL


Each CCPS student-athlete will be permitted to invite two members of his/her household to attend each HOME and AWAY game. When our schools host non-CCPS teams, those visiting student-athletes will also be permitted to invite two members of his/her household to attend the game. This applies to Freshman, JV, and Varsity Volleyball teams. 


Spectators are required to be seated in designated spots (marked by schools’ logo stickers) in the bleachers.

  • All spectators will be required to wear a face covering at all times on campus
    • This includes when waiting in a line and in the gym
  • Social distancing using pre-identified, marked bleacher seats will allow for each participant's two household guests to sit together, six feet apart from others
  • No standing on the court inside the school gym
  • High Schools are giving ticket access directly to students to provide to the two household members


All persons will be required to leave the premises IMMEDIATELY after the conclusion of each contest.


For example, if a doubleheader is scheduled, as in JV and Varsity Volleyball, when the first game ends all spectators from that game will be required to leave the premises before the spectators for the next game will be permitted to enter.


Concessions will be limited to grab-and-go commercially packaged snacks; social distancing of six (6) feet will be followed


For family members and fans not attending an event in person, CCPS has invested in the technology necessary to stream football and volleyball games in real time.


Click the following link to select a specific CCPS high school: https://www.collierschools.com/sportslive


All middle school athletics have been postponed until Winter/Spring season. We will share more information on those events as it becomes available.


We are excited to welcome parents and family members to our athletic events. However, our long-term goal is to keep our athletic events open to spectators. Accomplishing this goal requires shared responsibility from everyone in our community. #COVIDStopsWithMe


It is important to note that the information provided above may change based on guidance from the Florida Department of Education, Florida Department of Health-Collier, and/or the Centers for Disease Control.