Winter Sports Protocol and Guidelines

Winter Sports Protocol

Hershey Public Schools is glad to continue to offer interscholastic athletics during the winter season.  We have learned from our experience in the fall and will continue to monitor conditions and make changes as necessary to ensure:

  1.  Students and our community remain safe.

  2.  School can remain open.

  3.  Activities can continue.

Below are the current protocols and restrictions as we move    

exclusively to indoor sports. 

  1. Fan attendance for extra curricular events is limited to HOUSEHOLD family members of participants only.  Schools will be asked to provide a list of household family members for each participant before the competition.

  2. Six feet of separation.

  3. Indoor gatherings will be at 25% capacity.

  4. Fans should not arrive before the admission gates open and to exit the facilities immediately after the contest.

  5. No concessions will be offered at this point.

  6. No outside food or drink will be allowed.

  7. Masks will be required to be worn AT ALL TIMES for all spectators at indoor events.

  8. Home fans will use the North Bleachers and East side of the South Bleachers - Away fans will use the West side of the South Bleachers in the East Gym.

  9. In the West gym, Home fans will sit on the South side of the bleachers and Away fans will sit on the North side of the bleachers

  10. At the end of the contests fans will leave and not gather on the gym floor to mingle with other parents or participants.

Pre Screening

  1. Parents will screen their children at home for fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.

  2. If symptomatic, students will not report to school/practice/contest and parents will consult a medical professional.