The SEC released safety protocols for players and staff earlier this month, and today they have now provided guidelines for the health and safety of fans attending sporting events this fall. While it does not provide limits on capacity (which will vary based on state mandates), it does provide guidance on several other infection prevention practices.
NEWS | The @SEC announces guidelines for health and safety of fans, pending future decisions related to the allowance of fans to attend games as the Conference continues to monitor developments around COVID-19.https://t.co/YRQ95iCDei— Southeastern Conference (@SEC) August 18, 2020
The high points:
- Face coverings are required for ingress/egress and any time guests are unable to maintain the recommended physical distance from others who are not in their same household.
- No paper tickets (digital scans only)
- Concessions stands will have plexiglass barriers and prioritize grab and go items
- Reduce touchpoints in restrooms (autoflush mechanisms, hand sanitizer stations, leaving doors open)
- Schools will make decisions on tailgating based on state and CDC guidance
You can read the full list here.