Kettle Moraine High School
Fall Athletics Spectator Policies
The Classic 8 Conference is striving to provide opportunities to our student-athletes to participate in sports while maintaining high safety standards and adhering to guidance from the state, county, and WIAA. In order for these contests to take place, we are prioritizing athletes, coaches, officials, and essential game personnel at all contests. The goal will be to phase in attendance for families and spectators throughout the season, and we will be evaluating that status on a biweekly basis. We also recognize the wide variety of sites and locations that our events are being held and the potential challenges of mandating the same attendance policy at each. The following guidance is being provided across the conference to recognize and respond to those differences.
GENERAL COVID PROTOCOL: Please do not arrive too early to the event. Social distancing rules are to be followed during the entire event. Masks must be worn upon arrival and worn until official warm-ups have begun.
PLAYERS AND COACHES: Masks should be worn at all times when social distancing is not possible. Masks should be worn by coaches and athletes who are not playing on the sideline and in the dugout areas. During the competition, athletes may take off their masks. Non-competing athletes can remain in the gallery inside the court area as long as they are masked and social distance. If that’s not possible, non-competing athletes must move outside the fenced area.
- Players should use their own equipment and tennis balls
- Athletes are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer and use frequently
- All athletes should bring their own water bottles. Water bottles must not be shared.
- Athletes should not congregate
Category: Least Restrictive
Cross country courses, open grass soccer fields, golf courses and non-school facilities such as county parks are considered to be open playing spaces. At these events we expect fans to be limited to families/ guardians only and they must maintain at least 15 feet of distance from any playing surface or field to ensure officials and players are appropriately protected. They must comply with any rules posted for that facility and always remain at least 6 feet from other individuals. Once the completion of the competition spectators are asked to leave the area of competition as soon as possible. Pictures and congregating will not be allowed.
- Start and Finish line area will be roped off with 15 feet of distancing - no spectators gathered at the start or finish.
- Encourage to limit fans to family members of student-athletes on the team
- Host schools are encouraged to monitoring the course with restricted/painted areas
There will be no limit to fans on the golf course. It is encouraged that all spectators practice social distancing from non-family members on the course. Spectators should be encouraged to not gather near either team following the match.
Tennis courts do provide barriers in the form of fencing and we expect that players and coaches are the only people allowed into that area. Spectators should be limited to parents/ guardians only and they must maintain at least 15 feet of distance from the fence to ensure coaches and players are appropriately distanced.
Category: More Restrictive
Stadiums are outdoor spaces, however, they do require admission and they host the highest risk sports. They also have traffic patterns that would overlap contact with space between athletes and fans. Each student-athlete will be provided a “Navy family pass” that will allow the admission of (2) rostered athlete spectators. This will be reviewed every 2 weeks to determine if we can safely increase the number of spectators. A majority of conference schools will be offering live stream services for all inside and outside events.
Volleyball courts are indoors and are subject to the restrictions on gatherings imposed by the state and/or county. It is important to note that gathering for a recreational event, such as a volleyball game, is categorized differently than compulsory attendance at school.
Each team will be allotted two (2) tickets per athlete, using their “Navy Family Pass”.
Masks will be mandatory for everyone in attendance. All conference schools will plan on live streaming the home events.
There will be two (2) spectators allowed per student-athlete using their “Navy Family Pass”. Spectators should be encouraged to sit in family groups and remain socially distanced. Masks will be strongly encouraged. All conference schools will plan on live streaming the home events.
The Classic 8 Conference will allow for two (2) spectators per participating athlete for all events taking place in stadiums, field houses, and pools. Athletes will be issued a “Navy Family Pass” ticket by their home school. For those who are unable to attend, conference schools will plan to live stream events as able.
Note: If a school is unable to provide space for this level of spectators, or safely staff the event, the visiting school will be notified in advance.