Updates to Fan Attendance and DHM vs. NSAA

As most of you have heard over the weekend Governor Pete Rickets lessened our current DHM  restrictions for Activities to the following:

  1. The state is moving from Orange to Yellow
  2. This moves us from 25% Capacity to 50% Capacity for indoor venues
  3. 6 Feet of separation is recommended and no longer required
  4. Attendance can include Non-Household members.

HOWEVER - The Executive Director of the NSAA emailed all schools on Friday night asking all of us not to change anything through the weekend and that they will be coming out with a statement early next week (this week).    Here is the message that all schools received from Executive Director Jay Bellar at the NSAA late in the afternoon on Monday:

"To continue to support our NSAA member schools and their efforts to keep kids in school and participating in NSAA activities, the NSAA has decided to stay with the Governor’s “Orange Phase” of the Directed Health Measure regarding fan attendance and 6-foot separation between households.  Additionally, schools may allow grandparents to attend contests. Spectators, coaches, and non-active participants are required to wear face coverings at all times while attending these events.

  Non-compliance with the above may include but not be limited to reprimands, fines or exclusion from the post season.   This decision is based on an abundance of caution as we move through the holiday season. By doing these things now, we are hopeful we can host NSAA winter championships in February and March.

  This is in effect until January 4, 2021."

Therefore, as you can see we are required by the NSAA to continue to stay at the following requirements:

  1. Remain in the Orange through January 4, 2021
  2. Remain at 25% of capacity for attendance in our gyms - For Franklin this is 265 or less
  3. Maintain the requirement of 6 feet of separation between households (sitting in the Non-Taped sections in the gym)
  4. Attendance is still limited to household only BUT grandparents are now allowed to attend as well.