COVID-19 GameDay Protocols – Spring Season


Randolph Athletics has updated the following game day protocols using the latest CDC guideline of three feet for distancing along with the state’s current “Safer at Home” public health order.

TEMPERATURE CHECKS
Coaches, officials, and athletes who enter a Randolph athletic venue for a game must have their temperature checked before entering. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher will NOT be permitted to enter the venue.

SYMPTOM SCREENINGS
NO ONE with any of the following COVID-19 symptoms should enter a Randolph athletic venue: sore throat, fever or chills, coughing that causes difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, diarrhea/vomiting/abdominal pain, muscle or body aches, new onset of severe headache, or a loss of taste or smell.

FACE COVERINGS
Everyone (students, fans, faculty, coaches, volunteers, officials, and athletes) who enters a Randolph athletic venue for a game is required to wear facial coverings at all times while on-site (except children under age 2). Coverings must cover the nostrils and mouth at all times. Limited exceptions are allowed, such as for children who have under the age of 2.

PHYSICAL DISTANCING
All spectators are required to practice appropriate physical distancing at all times. Spectators are encouraged to maintain at least 3 feet distance between anyone other than those living in the same household.

DESIGNATED SPECTATOR SEATING
To ensure proper physical distancing limits, attendance is being restricted with maximum capacities dependent on event/venue. Spectators are not to sit on any portion of rows labeled with an “X.”

CONCESSIONS
A limited selection of items will be offered at games on Garth. This could change due to increased COVID-19 precautions or due to not having volunteers. More details below.

ATTENDANCE
Currently, the number of spectators permitted to attend, in accordance with applicable state and local guidelines, is set at 50% of venue capacity. In addition to these parameters, we are also basing our attendance restrictions on CDC recommendations and our own abundance of caution. To maximize emphasis on distancing according to bleacher dimensions and SRO* (Standing Room Only), Randolph hosted events will allow 50% capacity depending on the event/venue.

Ticket allocation: Maximum ticket allocations will be utilized to prioritize the health and safety of those attending our events.

The allocated # of tickets sold per event will vary due to the following factors/circumstances:

  • Minimum: All events will have a minimum of two (2) tickets available for sale per student-athlete involved in the event. If conditions call for this process to return, these tickets will be sold directly to families of the team(s) involved before any potential sell of general admission tickets. Randolph families will be sent a home link and visiting opponents will be sent a visitor link. Separate links allow for each school to maximize its allotment.
  • Maximum: the following factors will be considered when determining if/when general admission tickets will be offered for an event
    • How many concurrent games/matches will take place in the same venue (we will not be clearing the venue between events)
    • How many venues will be hosting events on Garth Campus at the same time and/or the same day (we will not have physical boundaries between venues)
    • Which teams and venues are hosting events concurrently (roster sizes will be a factor; for example, MS softball roster:12, varsity boys’ soccer: 27)
    • How many teams and/or venues are hosting practices at the same time as events
    • The amount of SRO* area of the venue(s) being used
  • Updated March 24th: In compliance with the CDC, ADPH, and Randolph School protocols, Randolph Athletics, an allocated number of tickets for each event will be sold publicly as general admission tickets on the GoFan.co website and app. Tickets will also be sold at the gate (digitally via credit/debit cards, no cash). If the maximum allotment of tickets sells out, no more tickets will be sold.

Ticket purchasing process (CASHLESS): Tickets to Randolph Athletic events will be “cashless” transactions. Randolph Athletics will use the digital platform, www.GoFan.co, for online pre-sales (when needed) and potential walk-up ticket purchases.

  • Updated March 24th: In compliance with the CDC, ADPH, and Randolph School protocols, Randolph Athletics, an allocated number of tickets for each event will be sold publicly as general admission tickets on the GoFan.co website and app. Tickets will also be sold at the gate (digitally via credit/debit cards, no cash). If the maximum allotment of tickets sells out, no more tickets will be sold.
  • All tickets to all events for all ages is $5 per ticket (5 years old and under are free, but must be accommodated by a parent at all times).
  • Randolph faculty (and plus one) and Randolph students attend free.

*SRO* (Standing Room Only) refers to non-bleacher areas where fans can stand or bring folding chairs to sit. Fans in SRO areas will still be required to physically distance 3’ from non-members of their household and they are still required to purchase a ticket.

Venue capacities (properly distanced bleacher seats for two members of the same household)

  • SportsMed Field, Soccer (Varsity/MS teams): 400
  • Softball Stadium, (Varsity/MS teams): 250
  • Baseball Stadium, (Varsity/MS teams): 250

Streaming: Video streaming will be available for all soccer matches using the NFHS Network (subscription-based) and we are exploring options for baseball/softball. More details will be sent separately.

Entry/Exit Plans for Each Game:

  • When hosting SOFTBALL games, the gate on softball side will be used. Baseball/Soccer the gate on the stadium side for their events.
  • Fans must observe physical distancing guidelines and have their mask in place at all times, especially when entering/exiting the ticket gate area.

Seating

  • Seating areas are limited and will be marked to allow for proper physical distancing. Fans are not to sit on rows with an “X” in order to observe appropriate distancing protocols.
  • Home fans will use the home stands and visiting fans will use visitor stands when/where directed by signage.
  • Fans are not to congregate in the walkways or concessions area.

Medical Emergency (Call 911): An AED (automated external defibrillators) is located near the concession stand and the Randolph athletic trainer will have one in their possession.

Concessions (all items are individually wrapped, beverages are bottled or with a lid)

  • Concessions will be available based on COVID conditions and volunteer support
  • Workers will wear masks.
  • Menu (*when possible):
    • Popcorn (boxed)
    • Candy
    • Coke Products
    • Hot Chocolate
    • Hot dogs
    • *Burgers

Road events for all sports Each host school determines its game day protocols and system to allocate and sell tickets based on their school system’s COVID-19 guidelines and other variables to include their respective seating capacity. Randolph Athletics and head coaches will do our best to promptly communicate this information, but the host schools’ communication will largely determine this.