Updated - October 6, 2020
On October 6, 2020, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf amended his guidelines on safe crowd gathering limits in the commonwealth.
These changes are now reflected in our procedures for attendance at athletic events, as listed below. Among other revisions, spectators will be allowed at tennis, golf, field hockey, soccer, cross country, football (marching band and cheerleading), volleyball events. Student athletes and other student participants (i.e. band) will receive 2 passes per family to allow entry into the extra-curricular event.
We will continue to monitor commonwealth regulations, adjust our procedures accordingly, and inform our community when changes are made.
ATTENDANCE AT EVENTS
These procedures have been prepared to comply with the most recent court orders, mandates, and guidelines provided by the commonwealth. The district’s ability to host events in a safe and orderly manner requires the cooperation of all those in attendance – including students, families, and the general public. A lack of cooperation could result in the cancellation of events, and/or sanctioning of teams or the school district, and its personnel. We thank you in advance for your willingness to work together with us to provide safe venues for our student athletes and musicians to participate in their seasons.
COVID-19 has placed many restrictions on the fall athletic season. While we understand there is no greater joy than watching your child play sports, we must adhere to all guidelines while maintaining our number one priority: your child’s safety.
Beginning on Friday, October 9, 2020, the Central Bucks School District will allow spectators at certain fall athletic events, as outlined below. We will continue to monitor commonwealth regulations, adjust our procedures accordingly, and inform our community when changes are made.
Individuals will be assigned to tiers in order to determine who will be in attendance at athletic events:
- Tier 1 (Essential) – Athletes, coaches, officials, event staff, medical staff, security
- Tier 2 – Media
- Tier 3 – Parent/guardians - 2 complimentary game passes per athlete
- Tier 4 – Student body/faculty members
- Tier 5 – Public Spectators and Vendors
Beginning Friday, October 9, individuals who fall within tiers 1, 2 and 3 may attend games. As we progress though the season, opportunities to allow other tiers may arise.
Members of Tier 2 are required to follow all procedures to be permitted on campus and members of Tier 3 must carry a game pass with them at all times.
- Spectators will be allowed at tennis, golf, field hockey, soccer, cross country, football (marching band and cheerleading), volleyball events. Student athletes and other student participants will receive 2 athletic game passes per family to allow entry into the extra-curricular event.
- Everyone attending the sporting event, including coaches, officials, athletes on the sidelines, staff, and spectators (age 2 and older) must wear face coverings (masks or face shields) that comply with the commonwealth’s Order Requiring Universal Face Coverings upon entering and exiting athletic venues and during the events.
- Attendance at any event is subject to appropriate behavior and adherence to CBSD athletic and districtwide health and safety plans. Anyone who refuses to adhere to guidelines will be asked to leave.
- Spectators must stay at least 6 feet away from each other, the players, and coaches. We ask that spectators stay at least 10 feet from the sidelines, and follow all other direction given by the venue. Spectators should leave the field or stadium immediately following the conclusion of the game. Athletes will meet spectators at their cars.
- Issued game passes must be carried at all times. Everyone attending, regardless of age, needs to have a game pass. No exceptions will be made regarding the number of game passes given to each athlete. The game passes issued are good for the fall sport that your child plays. You will be asked to show the game pass to our athletic staff. If you cannot produce a game pass, you will be asked to leave.
- Concession stands will NOT be open.
- Sales or promotion of any kind will be prohibited.
- There will be NO charge to enter the events at this time.
- Spectators may be screened for symptoms and temperature checked upon arrival.
- Spectators are asked to stay home if they are feeling sick in order to protect our student athletes and community.
PLEASE NOTE: The Suburban One League (SOL) is not allowing visiting spectators at events. Please respect the rules of the SOL and the opposing school and do not travel to away games. If our CB community cannot abide by this rule, it could cause a reversal in the spectator rules. THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE MATCHES BETWEEN TWO CENTRAL BUCKS SCHOOLS ON A CENTRAL BUCKS CAMPUS - games where one CBSD school is the “away” team and the other is “home.” All other rules listed above apply.