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Spectator Guidelines 2020-2021

Spectator Guidelines 2020-2021

Beachwood Athletic Department

SPECTATOR GUIDELINES


The following safety guidelines are set in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the NFHS, OHSAA, Ohio Department of Health and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. These guidelines have been established and maybe revised based on our health departments and/or governors orders.  Click here for ODH Mandate and Responsible Restart Guidelines


Per Governors Order we are permitted 15% of the total capacity. To get direction click on the blue hyperlink below. 


SPECTATORS GUIDELINES


Spectator Tickets

  • Tickets will all be sold online at https://www.beachwoodschools.org/Tickets.aspx

    • All tickets must be purchased at least 24 hours in advance for the contest. 

    • Booster members will not get into the contest for free.

    • No passes will be permitted (Boosters, CVC, Coaches, Officials etc) 

    • No money will be exchanged at the contest. 

    • Students will not be permitted to attend without an admission pass. 

    • Beachwood Students, who are participating in the contest are permitted to purchase two tickets per athletic contest by entering your student ID in the passcode. 

    • You will not be permitted to purchase tickets the day of the contest, unless the contest is not sold out. 

    • The visitors passcode is emailed to the visitors athletic directors the week of the contest and should be forwarded to the head coach. 



Spectator General Guidelines

  • Spectators will be required to have a temperature check upon arrival at all Beachwood home contests. 

  • Spectators must stay home if they feel sick or have any contact with someone who has COVID-19 or tested positive. 

  • If a spectator is unable to wear a mask as a result of a medical condition they must provide medical documentation. 

  • All spectators will be required to wear face coverings throughout the entire contest.

  • Social distancing of 6 feet will be required at all times, unless you are household members. 

  • Bleachers will be marked where spectators are permitted to sit (6 feet apart). 

  • Families who reside in the same household can sit together but they must social distance themselves from the next seats.

  • Visitor marching bands are not permitted at Beachwood contests (per CVC rules)

  • Spectators cannot congregate before, during and after the contest.

  • All spectators should leave immediately after the contest. 

  • Spectators must follow all seating guidelines as marked within our venues.

  • If you do not follow our procedures, you may be asked to leave. 

  • All Beachwood contests will have a COVID19 gameday monitor to ensure that spectator and safety and gameday regulations are followed. 


Departure 

  • Exiting the bleachers/stadium is safest when organized in small groups. Following exit the bleachers by row (from front to back) and by section.

  • Exit the stadium through the high school entrance. 

  • Do not congregate in the stadium. 


PREGAME SAFETY FOR ATHLETES/COACHES AND OFFICIALS

  • Each school is responsible for their own temperature and symptom checks for all student-athletes, coaches, athletic trainers and team personnel prior to departure from school or entering the facility.

  • Each school is responsible to maintain the attendance/symptom check sheet within their athletic department. Visiting schools must verify with the Beachwood Athletic Department upon arrival that they have done symptom checks prior to the contest.

  • Student-athletes must wear face covering when not participating in the athletic activity.

  • Student-athletes must wear face coverings before entering the stadium/gym/field, when not participating and upon departure. This includes the bench area.

  • Coaches, officials, game workers and spectators must wear face coverings at all times.

  • All student-athletes/coaches/officials/spectators must practice social distancing at all times when not participating in physical activity.

  • No locker rooms will be available for the opposing team. 

  • Athletes and coaches must come ready to play and leave immediately following the contest. 

  • Sideline Limitations 

    • 60 for football (Maximum) includes players, coaches and team personnel 

    • 25 for soccer (Maximum) includes players, coaches and team personnel 

    • 12 for volleyball (Maximum) included players, coaches and team personnel

  • All athletes must adhere to 6 feet social distancing guidelines while on the sidelines and within our facilities.


GAME PROTOCOLS 

  • No handshakes/fist bumps or high fives (before, during and after)

  • Once the game concluded, teams will have approximately 10 minutes to gather their belongings and head to the exit/buses. 


Team Benches

  • Bench personnel will observe social distancing of 6 feet. 

  • Team/Coach area will be expanded to allow for social distancing. 

  • While substituting everyone must remain 6 feet apart.

  • All players on the sidelines must be 6 feet apart.

  • There will be no benches available on the sidelines, except in volleyball (seats will be available). 


Ball/Equipment

  • The ball must be cleaned and disinfected throughout the contest as recommended by the ball manufacturer with EPA approved sanitizer for emerging pathogens. 

  • The ball holders (max. of 2/sideline) should maintain social distancing of 6 feet at all times during the contest. 

  • The officials and players will have limited contact with the ball. 

  • Each team will have a pre assigned game ball(s) prior to the start of the contest. 


Water

  • Each player must bring their own water bottle and have it clearly labeled with their name.

  • Water coolers will not be provided for visiting teams, and will be limited to home teams.

  • Ice will be provided but only one designated person from each sidelines will be permitted to issue ice. 

  • Hydration breaks are encouraged through halves with proper social distancing.

  • Hydration breaks should be used to sanitize game balls and other field equipment


Press Box Usage

  • Access to the press box is limited to game day personnel only.

  • Due to limited space within the pressbox, only the following individuals will be permitted to use the pressbox

    • 3 - Home Coach (north office)

    • 3 - Visitor Coach (south office)

    • 1 - Camera Person for Home Team (on balcony North) 

    • 1 - Camera Person for Visitor Team (on balcony South) 

    • 1 - Scoreboard Operator (main area of pressbox)

    • 1 - Public Address Announcer (main area of pressbox)

    • 1 - Media person


Officials

  • Officials will be asked if they have any COVID-19 symptoms. They will be asked not to officiate and leave immediately if they have any symptoms.

  • Locker room facilities will be available for officials.

  • Officials will be contacted ahead of time on any changes in game format.


Facilities

  • Outdoor & Indoor restrooms will be open.

  • Indoor locker room restrooms will be limited to 6 people at one time. 

  • Concessions may be available, but limited at varsity events.

  • Pressbox will be for gameday personnel only.


SUSPECTED/CONFIRMED CASES

  • Student-athletes, coaches, officials, game day staff and spectators must stay home if they feel sick, have any COVID19 symptoms, have contact with anyone with COVID19 or have tested positive for COVID19.

  • Student-athletes, coaches, officials, game day staff and spectators who have come in close contact with individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 (within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes) must self-quarantine for 14 days following exposure.

  • Any student-athlete, coach, official, game day staff or spectator who becomes ill or develops symptoms will be isolated and seek medical care.

  • School administrators of suspected individual will contact their local health department.

  • We will work with local health boards to identify individuals potentially exposed to facilitate contact tracing

  • If affected individuals participated in competitive play, the school must notify all opponents and officials played between the date of positive test (date when test taken) and two (2) days prior to the onset of symptoms, plus insure all local health boards are notified.

  • Individuals who test positive for COVID19, whether symptomatic or asymptomatic, shall not return to sports activities until a documented medical exam is performed clearing the individual prior to the individual returning to participation in practice or contests. The documented medical exam must specifically include an assessment of the cardiac/heart risk of high-intensity exercise due to the potential of myocarditis occurring in COVID-19 patients.