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Spectator/Fan Guidelines for Fall 2020

HMS/HHS Parents -

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Harrisonville School District has developed the following guidelines/restrictions as an effort to keep our students, coaches, officials and fans safe at our sporting and events.  The guidelines/restrictions have been established to adhere to the current recommendations of the Cass County Health Department and the CDC, limiting large gatherings to a maximum of 250 people per venue.

All spectators will be encouraged to adhere to CDC recommendations in regards to social distancing (6 feet) and wearing masks when social distancing isn’t possible. 

**Please note that these guidelines may change based on updated recommendations and circumstances as seasons get underway and competitions begin.

General Guidelines at Harrisonville

  • Signage to remind to social distance - Patrons are responsible for distancing themselves
  • All students/children, below middle school age, must be accompanied by and sit with an adult for the duration of the game/event.   Areas of playing will not be allowed this year
  • Masks MUST be worn when entering/exiting/using the restroom and visiting the concession stand
  • Sideline limit of 50 players or less (coaches, trainers, do not count in number) in all sports/activities
  • Band, Cheerleading and Dance teams will be allowed to attend and perform at all home varsity football games.
  • The band members will not remain at the event after their performances have ended (Pre-Game Music & National Anthem)
  • Families of band and dance team members are encouraged only to attend the performances of their students.
  • No spectators will be allowed at tournaments.
  • ONLINE TICKETING WILL BE USED THIS YEAR. TICKETS/LINKS WILL BE SHARED WITH PARTICIPANTS ONLY.  
  • WITH CAPACITY LIMITATIONS, THERE WILL BE NO GENERAL ADMISSION THIS YEAR.

Harrisonville Schools will share any/all streaming options.   Visiting schools will be provided space to stream games as well.

When Visiting Other schools…
Each host school will share their guidelines/restrictions based on their school and county health department’s recommendations/requirements.  We will share this information, as soon as we receive it, on our social media outlets and our school website.  Each school will vary and we will have to adhere to their guidelines/requests or be asked to leave.


No students will be allowed at away events, unless with parents and meet the admission requirements of the host school. 

Sport Specific Guidelines
Football

  • All Home Football Games (Middle School, JV, and Varsity) will have the following restrictions:
    • (2) tickets will be available to all gameday participants. This includes: 
      • Home football players / Visiting football players
      • All coaches
      • Cheerleaders
      • Dance members
      • Band members
  • Essential game personnel will be given a pass to show at each game.  This includes:
    • Athletic Trainer
    • Chain personnel
    • Football personnel
    • Announcer
    • Scoreboard operator
    • Play Clock operator
    • Home team video 
    • Visiting team video
    • Media (Must be Pre-Approved)
  • HOME AND VISITING SPECTATORS WILL BE SEPARATE THIS YEAR. 
  • Home stands, restrooms, and concessions will be on the west side of the stadium
  • Home fans enter on northwest corner of stadium
  • Visiting stands, restrooms, and concessions will be on the east side of the stadium
  • Visitors enter at turnstyle gate on northeast corner
  • CONCESSIONS WILL BE PROVIDED - ITEMS WILL BE LIMITED TO PRE-PACKAGED ITEMS ONLY
  • NO FANS ALLOWED ON THE FIELD AFTER THE GAME
  • NO ADMISSION WILL BE CHARGED THIS YEAR


Soccer

  • (3) tickets will be available to gameday participants. This includes: 
    • Home soccer players / Visiting soccer players
    • All coaches
  • Essential game personnel will be given a pass to show at each game.  This includes:
    • Athletic Trainer
    • Soccer Ball personnel
    • Announcer
    • Scoreboard operator
    • Home team video 
    • Visiting team video
    • Media (Must be Pre-Approved) 
  • HOME AND VISITING SPECTATORS WILL BE SEPARATE THIS YEAR.
  • Home stands, restrooms, and concessions will be on the west side of the stadium
  • Visiting stands, restrooms, and concessions will be on the east side of the stadium
  • CONCESSIONS WILL BE PROVIDED - ITEMS WILL BE LIMITED TO PRE-PACKAGED ITEMS ONLY
  • NO FANS ALLOWED ON THE FIELD AFTER THE GAME
  • NO ADMISSION WILL BE CHARGED THIS YEAR


Volleyball

  • (3) tickets will be available to gameday participants. This includes: 
    • Home volleyball players / Visiting volleyball players
    • All coaches
  • We will block off the first (3 or 4 rows) to allow for space between the court and the players.   (Exceptions will be made to comply with ADA specifications.)
  • Essential game personnel will be given a pass to show at each game.  This includes:
    • Athletic Trainer
    • Announcer
    • Scoreboard operator
    • Home team video 
    • Visiting team video
  • Home fans will be asked to sit on the east side of the gym this year, behind the scorers table/teams.
  • Visiting fans will be asked to sit on the west side of the gym this year, across from the scorers table/teams.
  • CONCESSIONS WILL BE PROVIDED - ITEMS WILL BE LIMITED TO PRE-PACKAGED ITEMS ONLY
  • NO FANS ALLOWED ON THE COURT AFTER THE GAME
  • NO ADMISSION WILL BE CHARGED THIS YEAR


Softball

  • No attendance limitations at this time.  
  • Bleachers will not be available for spectators.
  • Spectators will be expected to sit in lawn chairs or stand.  Please allow enough space for proper social distancing and/or wear masks when proper social distancing isn’t possible.
  • We will block/rope off the area behind home plate and both dugouts.  Spectators will be asked not to cross over the rope to approach the dugouts or backstop.
  • CONCESSIONS WILL BE PROVIDED - ITEMS WILL BE LIMITED TO PRE-PACKAGED ITEMS ONLY


Tennis
 

  • No attendance limitations at this time.  
  • Spectators will be expected to sit in lawn chairs or stand.  Please allow enough space for proper social distancing and/or wear masks when proper social distancing isn’t possible.

Golf

  • No attendance limitations at this time.  
  • Spectators will be expected to sit in lawn chairs or stand.  Please allow enough space for proper social distancing and/or wear masks when proper social distancing isn’t possible.
     

Cross Country

  • No attendance limitations at this time.  
  • Spectators will be expected to sit in lawn chairs or stand.  Please allow enough space for proper social distancing and/or wear masks when proper social distancing isn’t possible.

We truly appreciate your cooperation and support as we work to keep our students, coaches, officials and fans safe at our sporting and events. 

Sincerely,
Brent Maxwell
Activities Director