If you are looking to attend some high school football this fall, then you are in luck.
The state of Alabama will permit fans to attend games this fall – we learned of this plan from multiple reports, both yesterday and this morning, as well as through a memorandum to superintendents, principals, and athletic directors that can be seen on the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) website.
One day after the letter was sent to school officials, a press release was issued from the state’s Department of Public Health office, echoing the AHSAA’s plan to allow fans to attend games this fall, but the number of spectators permitted at each stadium will be “significantly reduced.” High schools that do permit fans must adhere to the state’s Safer at Home public health order, which is the following:
Players, coaches, officials, and spectators shall not congregate within 6 feet of a person from another household except to the extent necessary – and only to the extent necessary – for players, coaches, and officials to directly participate in the athletic activity.
For those planning to attend high school football games this fall, fans must wear a face covering or mask that covers both their nose and mouth at all times, while maintaining at least six feet of distance between other fans. Exceptions will be made for children that have not entered the second grade to those that have medical conditions that cannot wear a face covering.