Hays High health and safety guidelines for fall sports

Hays High news release

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.