Round Rock ISD enacts new safety, capacity protocols for spring sports

The changing protocols, effective Jan. 11, are reflective of rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in both Travis and Williamson counties. (Community Impact Staff)
The changing protocols, effective Jan. 11, are reflective of rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in both Travis and Williamson counties. (Community Impact Staff)

The changing protocols, effective Jan. 11, are reflective of rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in both Travis and Williamson counties. (Community Impact Staff)

The Round Rock ISD Athletics Department will beginning utilizing additional health and safety provisions at district sporting events during the spring semester, RRISD announced in a Jan. 7 news release. The changing protocols are reflective of rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in both Travis and Willamson counties, per the release.

Beginning Jan. 11, the following protocols will be in place:

Basketball

Each home team player will receive four attendance tickets while cheerleaders will receive two attendance tickets for guests. Visiting teams must submit anticipated event attendees prior to the game. RRISD will not charge for tickets for the duration of the season, per the release.

Baseball, softball


Each home team player will receive two attendance tickets, while visiting teams must submit a list of anticipates event attendees. Visiting team players will not be allowed to bring more than two attendees per athlete, according to the updated protocols. Tickets are free.

Soccer, track, wrestling

RRISD will offer "a controlled amount of tickets for sale" for soccer games, track meets and wrestling matches, per the release. Venue capacity is capped at 50% under the new protocols.

Swimming

No fans are permitted at district, regional and state meets for the duration of the season, according to requirements from the University Interscholastic League.

General protocols

Children age 5 years and younger are not required to have a ticket to attend a ticketed event with an adult, per the release.

Seating will be marked and spaced out to promote social distancing provisions. Attendees will follow social distancing guidelines when entering and exiting events, according to the release.

Attendees will be required to wear face masks when entering the building and for the duration of the athletic event, except when eating or drinking.

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