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Palm Beach County Schools Cut Sports Spectators Due To COVID


New Rules Now In Effect, Dramatically Reducing Spectator Capacity.



BOCA RATON, FL ( (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The Palm Beach County School District, attempting to manage thousands of COVID-19 student cases and mandatory “stay home” orders, just announced significant new sports restrictions.

From the school district:

As part of an ongoing effort to keep students and visitors in the Palm Beach County School District safe, protocols for all athletic events have been updated. 
Effective Monday, August 23, 2021: 

  • Spectator capacity has been reduced to 50%, allowing a maximum of 2,000 spectators in a stadium, and 700 in a gym. The swim deck at Boca Raton Community High School will also have a 50% spectator capacity as well.
  • Digital ticketing is available. Download the GoFan app or visit to purchase tickets online before the event.  
  • Concessions (when available) will have bottled beverage options and pre-packaged snacks available for purchase.
  • Masks will be required for all spectators both outdoors and indoors in compliance with School Board Board Policy 2.065.
  • Social distancing will be incorporated into venue seating plans for spectators as best as possible to comply with the 50% capacity level requirement.  Distancing is strongly recommended at all events, both indoors and outdoors.
  • Practices will be closed to the public on all 24 traditional public high school campuses, with the exception of college coaches and recruiters.
  • Sanitization of bleachers and equipment will occur after each event, utilizing the UNX Disinfecting program.

The policies are now in effect.



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