(8-6-20) The Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) shared seating guidance for athletic events for this fall. Also sharing seating guidance were three districts in the Ft. Wayne area.
- Family units may sit together but using 6 feet of social distancing between another family unit.
- On a set of bleachers, it should be no more than 50 percent capacity with a maximum of 250 people (even if the bleachers can fit more with social distancing).
- If a stadium has multiple individual sets of bleachers, each separate area can be seen as a separate unit. However, an important part of each segment must have separate entrances and separate designated restroom facilities in order not to exceed a total of 250 people. Schools might be able to accomplish this by having staggered arrival times if multiple entrances are not available. Bottom line is they must do something to avoid people congregating (to get in, or get in line for restrooms).
- With large events, schools should work with and have approval of the local health department.
Local health officials and host schools will have discretion to allow fewer fans, spectators will be allowed in accordance with Gov. Eric Holcomb’s five-state reopening.
In Ft. Wayne —-
Fort Wayne Community Schools, Southwest Allen County Schools, and Northwest Allen County Schools drafted a fan plan for fall dual events like football, soccer, cheerleading, cross country, tennis, united flag, and volleyball.