Hays HS is committed to the Health and Safety of our students, staff, and fans. The following policies have been implemented at Hays HS for the Fall Sports season. Please help us in following the policies and keep the Health and Safety of the students, staff and fans as the highest priority.


WEEKLY PROTOCOLS


GAME DECISION


Weekly Meeting with Leadership of opponent schools, ADs, ADMIN, ECHD, Coaches)


Rescheduling out of high-risk locations if possible


FAN/ATTENDANCE PROTOCOLS


LEVELS


All levels available


ATTENDANCE


Full capacity


Outside events:


At Hays HS/Soccer Field-Masks are expected if unable to social distance.


At FHSU Lewis Field/Soccer Field (as per FHSU policy)-Masks are required if unable to social distance, specifically in stadium concourses and restrooms.


Inside events: Masks are required at all times while in the building, gyms, hallways, restrooms, etc. Anybody that doesn’t have a mask will be offered one. Anybody observed not wearing a mask will be asked to please put one on. If the issue continues, the person will be directed to leave the building. Exceptions: While eating, drinking, but a mask must be put back on as soon as finished.


Temperature checks for inside events required. Checks will be done before entering the building.


TICKETING


Max capacity of tickets sold


All tickets are general admission


SEATING


All seating is general admission


Social Distancing is the responsibility of the individual


Full student section allowed – Will allow for additional space for the students for social distancing.


BAND


Will move to another area at Lewis Field (Visitor’s side)


Normal in-Game procedures


Normal pre-game and halftime performances


CHEER & DANCE


All levels allowed, home or away at the discretion of the school administration.


CONCESSIONS


Hays HS/FHSU - Normal Concessions Offerings


ADMISSIONS


Utilizing season tickets. Sneeze guards, temperature checks for inside events, hand sanitizer.


PRACTICE PROTOCOLS


Daily screening of all coaches, players and managers (morning checks to be used)


Maintain static small groups when possible


Maintain social distancing when not directly involved


Face coverings are recommended when not directly involved


Individual water bottles or cups


No sharing of personal equipment (i.e. helmets, kneepads, pennies)


GAME PROTOCOLS


PRE-GAME


Player and personnel temperature check prior to entrance (will use morning temp check)


Enlarged locker room space if applicable


Elimination of pre-game coin toss and handshakes


Enlarged sideline and bench space


Elimination of pre-game high/low five run throughs with the opposing teams.


IN-GAME


Extended timeouts and quarter changes for water


Game balls cleaned and sanitized during timeouts & breaks if applicable.


HALFTIME


Utilize non-traditional locations at halftime for social distancing if available.


POSTGAME


Elimination of postgame handshake


Restrict fan contact with players and staff


Fans must head to the exits as soon as games are completed.


MEDICAL


Individual water bottles or cups


Managers will serve water to sidelines and at timeouts on the field.


Increased availability of water


Maintain social distancing while on sidelines or benches


Face coverings on sidelines and benches are recommended


TRANSPORTATION


BUS TRIPS


Face coverings must be worn on all bus trips.


Seating chart for every bus trip.


Restrict conversation to shoulder partners.


Restrict sharing of personal items.


NON-BUS TRIPS


Face coverings will be worn.


Extra vehicle may be used if available to promote distancing.


Restrict sharing of personal items.