Athletic Spectator Update – October 9

October 9, 2020

Earlier this week, Governor Wolf released new guidelines on gatherings, including athletic events. The limits are based on a percentage of venue capacity, whether inside or outside, and offer us the opportunity to allow more fans to attend events and cheer on our Mountaineers.

The remaining athletic events in the fall season will follow these guidelines. Face coverings and social distance will be enforced in all settings in accordance with existing state recommendations.

Football

  • Approximately 475 spectators will be permitted, which will include the homecoming court and senior students.
    • There will be a sign-up sheet for seniors who wish to attend.
    • Ticket distribution to the families of our players, cheerleaders, and marching band members will be handled by the Athletic Director and Head Coach / Director for each respective group.
  • No visiting fans will be permitted.

Girls’ Volleyball

  • Approximately 105 spectators will be permitted, including spectators for the visiting team.
    • Ticket distribution to the families of our players will be handled by the Athletic Director and Head Coach.

Cross Country

  • No spectators will be permitted at the League Championships on October 20 and 21 at Ephrata Middle School.

Field Hockey and Girls’ and Boys’ Soccer

  • The number of spectators at these sporting events has not been strongly impacted to date by state guidelines. These new calculations allow us to welcome 300 guests to these events.

Livestreaming of some athletic events is available on the EASD EVENTS LIVESTREAM. In addition, Blue Ridge 11 will be broadcasting a variety of sporting events within their coverage area.

PLEASE NOTE:  Other school districts may have different rules in place. Please be sure you understand those rules if you choose to be a spectator at an away event when permitted.

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September 25, 2020

Increased Number of Spectators Allowed at Athletic Events

In a September 25 email to District families, Dr. Troop thanked families for their support, especially throughout this first month of the school year. “We have had many opportunities to apply our Life Ready Graduate traits of perseverance, adaptability, resilience, and grit! Our student-athletes have faced additional challenges with the delayed start of their season and are excited about the return of fall sports,” he said.

While the hard limitations to the number of spectators who may attend athletic competitions was lifted earlier this week, the District remains focused on doing their best to provide an opportunity for parents and family members to attend events in person, while continuing to follow the social distancing requirements provided by the state.

After measuring the stands and additional spaces available, it was determined the District can safely accommodate up to approximately 400 spectators at War Memorial Field and still maintain six feet of social distance.  This spectator count is in addition to the players, cheerleaders, band, coaches and officials. Ticket distribution to the families of our student athletes will be handled by the Athletic Director and Head Coach / Director for each respective group.

Additional guidelines for all Fall sports are available on the District website.

All others may view games via the EASD EVENTS LIVESTREAM.