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COVID Athletics Guidelines

2020-2021 Hilldale Public Schools Basketball/Wrestling Guidelines

Hilldale Public Schools is excited for basketball and wrestling seasons. We want to welcome you to our school sites and hope that you have a great experience while you visit any of our athletic facilities.

Our ability to participate in athletic competition this winter is dependent on the cooperation of our student athletes, coaches, parents, and patrons. This document and the following protocols are in place to help all of us mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19 and may be reviewed and adjusted as needed, if and when new information becomes available from the CDC, State Health Department, SDE, and OSSAA. There is still a risk of transmitting and being exposed to the virus, but we feel confident that by working together our basketball and wrestling seasons can go on as scheduled.

*******All Varsity games will be live-streamed on our Hilldale Buzz YouTube Channel********

The following guidelines will be followed in all Hilldale athletic facilities during the 2020-2021 basketball and wrestling seasons:

Tickets

  • Varsity games - Each player/cheerleader will receive 4 tickets to hand out.
  • You MUST have a ticket to enter.
  • Fans will present their ticket and then pay at the gate.
  • Visiting teams will be sent tickets to give to their players/cheerleaders to hand out also.
  • Gates will be closed to Event Center until 6 p.m.
  • JV games will all be played in the old gym, girls at 4 p.m. and boys at 5 p.m. Free admission to all JV games.
  • Entrance to JV games will be located near public restrooms. Signage will be visible to guide spectators.
  • After the JV games everyone will be asked to leave and re-enter at the main entrance of Event Center.
  • We are currently at 50% capacity for all games.

Players and Coaches

  • Face coverings are required for all players and coaches as they enter our facilities.
  • We ask that visiting teams, grade 6-JV, please come dressed in their game gear. Locker rooms will not be available for those grades. Locker rooms will be available for varsity games only.
  • Visiting teams must bring their own water and water bottles, ice will not be provided.

Game Procedures

  • We will provide a limited number of warm up balls. Game balls will be sanitized at the end of each quarter.
  • Hand sanitizer will be on both benches and at the scorer’s table.
  • Media will be set up on the opposite side of gym from the players and coaches.
  • Benches will be set up to allow social distancing.
  • Only Hilldale personnel will be allowed at the scorer’s table. Visitor score keeper will sit with visiting team
  • There will be no hand shaking by teams after games.

Fans

  • Face coverings are required to enter our facilities. No temperature checks.
  • We ask that all visiting fans sit on the visitor side and all home fans sit on the home side.
  • Seats will be blocked off, we ask that you do not sit in those seats.
  • PLEASE DO NOT SIT IN TAPED-OFF SEATS.
  • No one will be allowed on the floor level of the event center.
  • Concessions will be available. Only bottled drinks and packaged goods will be sold.
  • No congregating in the lobby areas.
  • Children must remain seated with parents at all times.
  • Admission: $5 for everyone (OSSAA Coaches passes will be accepted)
  • JH requirement- fans are asked to leave at the completion of their child’s game. This will allow fans for the next game to enter and social distance properly.

The guidelines we currently have in place will be evaluated as we host events and any necessary changes will be made to help protect all individuals. We can assure you there will be changes as time goes, please be patient and understanding as we try to do the best we can to protect our players, coaches, and spectators.

Thank you for your cooperation to help protect our coaches, athletes, and patrons.

Hilldale Public Schools313 E Peak Blvd.Muskogee, OK  74403

918-683-0273

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