PISCATAWAY, NJ — Weather permitting, Piscataway High School athletics will make moves towards having spectators at home basketball games starting Thursday.
The predicted snowfall could cause games to be postponed, but when they do happen, only two guests per player will be allowed into the Anthony and Patton Gyms as the district continues to follow state mandates in the fight to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
“Last Friday, Governor Murphy announced that a limited number of parents/guardians will be allowed to attend indoor high school athletic events in person,” said Athletic Director Rob Harmer and Principal Chris Baldassano in a letter sent to PHS families.
The went on to explain that each player will be allotted two color coded tickets for family members to attend, which could include a young child. Tickets are only good for one game per day, the one in which the athlete is playing.
Temperatures will be checked before spectators can enter either gym, masks must be worn, and social distancing will be enforced between families seated in the bleachers.
“We fully anticipate the cooperation of our families,” said Harmer and Baldassano. “It is essential that we follow all safety procedures in order to keep our athletic programs running, as well as to prevent any outbreaks or the spread of COVID-19.”
They went on to say that the new procedures only apply to games played at the high school as bowling and swimming events are held offsite at private facilities that have their own guidelines in place.
No one is allowed to attend away games which can be viewed via live-stream.
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