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High School Athletics Return to Play Plan and KingCo League Safety Guidelines

Posted on February 16, 2021

As we approach the start of KingCo season one for fall sports, we want to make you aware of the parameters for this season. We are currently in Phase 2. We do not yet know what Phase 3 metrics or guidance are. These guidelines are subject to change.

  • Please read our Return to Play plan 3.0 at your school’s athletics page and our KingCo league safety guidelines.
  • The Governor has set a maximum group size of 200 (or 25% of allowed group size per the fire code whichever is lower) for all gatherings involving K-12 sports. This 200 limit includes all athletes, coaches, officials, medical personnel, etc. Therefore, there will be no student spectators at our fall sports. 
  • Whenever possible, we hope that our parents will transport student athletes in family groups to and from the games.
    • Should you choose to drive a student athlete who does not live in your home we strongly encourage you to wear masks the entire time and to keep the windows rolled down.
  • Parents and guardians will complete an attestation before entering the facility. This attestation will be their “ticket” and there will be no fee. In some instances, we will abide by the rules of the facility we rent. This may mean that no parent/guardian spectators are allowed in some spaces. We thank you for your understanding.
    • All parents/guardians will be required to follow our state and local COVID protocols by sitting 6 feet or more away from others and by wearing a face mask at all times.
    • The parent/guardian must enter at the designated locations.
    • If anyone does not abide by these guidelines, they will not be allowed to enter.
    • If anyone refuses to follow the guidelines once they have entered, they will be asked to leave.
  • There will be no food or drink allowed and there will be no concessions at this time. Leave your food and drink in your car for after the game.
  • There will be no leaving and re-entering the facility. Once you are in, you are in. You may leave at any time, but we cannot staff these events with enough people to do a second round of attestations.
  • Because we can only have 200 total people in one area for one event, our ADs and building principals will monitor group sizes closely. Anyone who is not absolutely necessary for the safe running of the event may be denied entry if we have hit the 200 (or 25% capacity for our indoors spaces whichever is lower) total. We hope to avoid this through careful planning, but we want to make you all aware of the maximum allowed now in the event we cannot let you enter.
  • Because of these limits, it may not be possible to have cheer, dance or drill in-person at all events. ADs and ACs will work with those coaches and advisors to determine when virtual performances may work and when and where in-person activity can occur without exceeding the maximum number of people allowed.

Thank you all for your patience and understanding as we do our utmost to provide some form of in-person activity for our student athletes. We will do our best to communicate updates and changes in a timely fashion should any guidance from the Dept of Health, the Governor, SKCPH and/or WIAA be re-issued again.