On Tuesday Governor Dewine announced that limited fans will be allowed in the fall sports in accordance with the Ohio Health Department Guidelines and OHSAA adopting those guidelines. The good news is some fans will be able to attend the bad news is attendance will be strictly limited.
Indoor sports (Volleyball)
Attendance will be limited to 300 people or 15% of venue capacity. The seating will be in family groups and each groups must be separated by a minimum 6 feet. Face covering of spectators is required (unless medical reason do not permit where of such items). If going to the game you must self assess yourself against COVID-19 symptoms and if you have any of the signs of COVID-19 (fever, vomiting, diarrhea, etc) you should not attend. The schools are requested to give priority for attendance at the games to family and household members. You will see a number of directions (enter only/exit only, arrows,etc) in the venue. Game day rosters are limited to 15 players.
Outdoor sports (Football)
The requirements for spectators are the same except that attendance is limited to 1500 or 15% of venue capacity (based on fixed seating). Game day rosters are limited to 22 players.
“The OHSAA is moving forward because we want kids to have an opportunity to participate, and the Governor’s Office is providing that opportunity and a chance,” said Bob Goldring, OHSAA Interim Executive Director. “So for that we are most appreciative. It’s important to remember that our student-athletes have been practicing and training with others for weeks and even months, and it has gone well. So, we believe they deserve the chance to move forward.”
Please stay connected with the Continental School alert system and Continentalenews as more information on attendance is announced. Schools/League may have adopted their own policies on ticket sales and allowable attendance to meet the constraints posed by the OHSAA.
–Mike Jones, Sportswriter