With the PIAA’s intention to move forward with fall sports, many have questioned the policy regarding attendance by the public.

The PIAA released the following press release in response to the many inquiries on Thursday, July 30.

“The PIAA has received many inquiries regarding the ability of spectators to attend school athletic events. This is not a PIAA decision. PIAA is following the sports guidance put out by the Wolf administration.

To view this public document that illustrates the guidance for Pre-K to 12 school sports, visit https://www.governor.pa.gov/covid-19/sports-guidance/.

The guidance is as follows:

Pre-K to 12 School Sports

Any sports-related activities in the Yellow or Green phased counties must adhere to the gathering limitations set forth by the Governor’s Plan for Phased Reopening (25 in yellow, 250 outdoors and 25 indoors in green) and the facility as a whole may not exceed 50% of total occupancy otherwise permitted by law.

During the Yellow and Green phases of reopening, sports-related activities at the PK-12 level are limited to student athletes, coaches, officials and staff only. The addition of visitors and spectators will be contingent upon future health conditions within the state and local communities.

Please note if this guidance changes, PIAA will follow the information as permitted by the Department of Health, Department of Education and the Governor’s office.”