Schools Announce COVID Safety Plans for Varsity Sports Events | News
Spectators planning to attend events at Laramie County School District 1 facilities are required to sanitize their hands upon entry and wear face coverings until they are seated with family, when circulating within the site and/or when they are unable to social distance at least 6 feet away from others. Enhanced cleaning procedures will take place.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, seating at Laramie County School District 1 varsity athletic events will be capped and spectators will be limited to participants’ immediate family members. The following guidelines have been developed based on the Governor’s Health Orders, which include occupancy limitations.
Although the public will not be able to attend varsity events due to spectator limitations, they will be allowed to walk in to attend high school sub-varsity football games up to occupancy limits.
LCSD1 will be live streaming events and activities free to the public. Individuals who are health compromised or demonstrate any symptom associated with the Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 screening process should stay home and watch the live stream of the game or event.
To access instructions on how to live stream these events, visit the district website, www.laramie1.org and click on the “Live Stream Sports and Activities” link under Featured Items on the homepage.
More details are available in the Athletics Activities Entry Plan, which is posted on the homepage of the district website under Featured Items, Schools Reopening Plans, which are updated frequently as conditions and parameters change.
High School Level
During standard games, each varsity football player will be issued a pass which will allow five spectators to attend. During cross-town games, players will receive four spectator tickets. Visiting teams will be allowed up to 100 spectator seats.
Visiting band will not travel. Band and cheer members will be issued a pass for two spectators during a home game.
When traveling to away games, each team will be issued 100 tickets, which the athletic director will distribute. The visiting band will not travel.
Each high school will determine how student tickets will be issued—300 during a standard game and 150 for a cross-town game. Unless they are part of a player’s family, junior high students will not be allowed at varsity events.
Each player will be issued a pass for three spectators during a standard home game (sophomore, junior varsity and varsity combined). They will receive a pass for two spectators during a cross-town game. Visiting teams will be allowed up to 72 spectator seats.
Bands will not perform at volleyball events. Cheer members will be issued a pass for two spectators for a home game. Visitor cheer members will be issued a pass for two spectators for cross-town games.
When traveling to away games each team will receive 72 tickets, which will be distributed by the athletic director.
Each high school will determine how student tickets will be issued—30 student tickets will be available for a standard home game and 30 tickets per school will be issued for a cross-town game. Unless they are part of a player’s family, junior high students will not be allowed at varsity events.
Junior High School Level
Based on the seating capacity of the junior high stadiums and anticipated spectator numbers, no passes will be required unless the 250-spectator capacity is exceeded. The capacity will be increased to 1,000 if the game is held in a high school stadium.
Each volleyball participant will be issued an event pass for two spectators to view the event in person. Out of town visiting teams will be allowed two spectators per participant.