Mustangs News · Claymont Facility Plan for Sports


Football Stadium

(300 fans capacity)

This document will be posted on Claymont City Schools’ webpage for guidance and educational purposes upon approval from the Tuscarawas County Health Department.

Entering Facility

  1. The only gate to enter the facility will be our largest gate (tennis court end of the field gate) and will be able to accommodate the fans coming in to the facility. This will allow us to make sure we do not go past our limit of 300 fans and be able to ensure all see and hear the expectations upon entering.
  2. Tickets will be sold at 3-4 ticket tables. The tables will be in a parking space and 6-7 feet apart. Once the ticket is purchased, the fan will walk stadium side of the table into the stadium. Those waiting in line to purchase a ticket will have spots marked in the grass that are 6 feet apart and designated for them to wait their turn to move up next in line.
  3. Our Compliance Officer will posted on the ticket table in order for fans to see upon entering the facility.
  4. Upon entering the stadium volunteers will be there telling fans which side is which to sit on as far as home and away fans. This will help ensure we are sitting amongst our own communities.
  5. The staff will be there reminding them to properly social distance and to wear their masks at all times.
  6. All fans will be reminded that you are to stay seated and once you leave the facility there will be no readmittance.
  7. Gates will be “closed” as far as selling more tickets after the end of the 1st quarter or 20 minutes into play, depending on which occurs first.

Seating

  1. All fans will be reminded to sit at least 6 feet apart and to stay seated.
  2. All fan should sit as a family unit and must maintain 6 feet social distancing from the next family unit. Family units should be no larger than 4 people.
  3. Staff will be walking around and reminding/telling fans that they must stay seated, wear their masks at all times, and remain 6 feet apart.
  4. Standing at the fence will not be permitted this year at any point.
  5. All fans will be seated unless using the restroom or visiting the concession stand.
  6. Compliance Officers and other volunteers will be helping with directing fans where to sit and how to move about the stadium as far which direction to go, reminding about masks, and helping with encouraging hand sanitizing. With our stadium’s surface and lack of space to hang signage, it is important for our compliance people to be active in this role to help ensure it is happening. There will be compliance people on both sides of the stadium to work with the home team and visiting team as well. These individuals will not switch sides and will work with the same fans the entire event.

Exiting Facility

  1. We will open up the gates on both ends of our football field and on the visitor side of the bleachers.
  2. With 3 exits out of the stadium, it should allow us to avoid herds of people from a mass exit at once.
  3. Both gates on the ends of the field are large enough to fit an ambulance through and have room to move on both sides of the ambulance. The gate located in the visitors stands is also about 6-7 feet in width as well.
  4. Upon completion of the game, the stadium will be cleared out and no fans will be permitted to linger or wait unless it is on their child.
  5. Lights will be out and facility closed within 30 minutes of completion of the event.

Signage/Announcements

  1. Signs will be posted at the ticket tables reminding all spectators to wear a mask, keep social distance, and rules and regulations. There be a sign that states if you are exhibiting any of the COVID-19 symptoms you will not be admitted. Fans are being asked to self-check before they come to purchase a ticket.
  2. Signs will be posted as you enter the bleachers on both home and away bleachers to remind all fans to stay seated, wear your mask, and keep 6 feet distance from the next family.
  3. Exit signs will be posted around the stadium as well with signs saying there is not readmittance. This is to help with the flow in and out of stadium and to prevent crossing paths.
  4. Throughout the game, announcements will be read over the sound system reminding all fans to follow the rules and expectations of wearing masks, maintain 6 foot social distancing, and be respectful of the rules to ensure everyone stays safe and healthy.
  5. The Compliance Officer on duty will be posted at the ticket table/gate by specific name of the that individual. It will be one of the following individuals if not all depending on the event: Justin Jones, Brian Watkins, John Dupke or possibly an alternative person based on the event.

Player, Coaches, Trainers, Support Staff, and Officials 

  1. Visiting players, coaches, trainers, and support staff will have to complete the OHSAA and NFHS COVID Monitoring Form before leaving their school to come to Claymont. Any member exhibiting systems will not be allowed to enter our facility. That checklist will be collected by our Compliance Staff Worker.
  2. Home players, coaches, trainers, and support staff will have to complete the OHSAA and NFHS COVID Monitoring Form before allowing our people into our facility. Any member exhibiting symptoms will not be allowed to enter our facility. That checklist will be collected by our Compliance Officer.
  3. Our Compliance Staff Worker will hold all forms and they will be turned into the Athletic Director at the end of the event to hold until they can be shredded after the allotted time.
  4. Signage will be displayed in locker rooms, training rooms, and officials locker room as well to continue to educate and remind everyone to wear their mask, keep the best social distance as possible while waiting to get into the game, and sanitize as often as they can as well.
  5. Players are to wear their masks while waiting to warm-up or be placed in the game to play. While waiting they are either standing in marked areas that are 6 feet apart or sitting on the sideline with a chair in between them and the chairs are spread out with space between them as well.
  6. Players and coaches are arriving and leaving before/after games and practices as quickly as possible in order to prevent others from congregating after practice.
  7. Everyone involved in the program is being reminded these orders must be met and followed at all times often and even daily.
  8. No team shall play against more than a single opponent within a 24 hour period.

Travel and Busing

  1. Coaches, players, and team personnel complete a symptom check prior to traveling on a bus. Items will be recorded and held in a folder by our coaches and can be collected by the AD or Compliance Officer at any time. The items collected will be the OHSAA and NFHS COVID Symptoms checklist and where we are traveling to for our away game.
  2. Masks are required and worn by all on the bus, for the entire trip.
  3. Seats will be wiped down prior to leaving for the event and prior to leaving to return from the weight.

Suspected and Confirmed Cases

  1. Any suspected cases will not be permitted into the facility.
  2. Any and all documented cases will be submitted to the Tuscarawas County Health Department immediately.
  3. All athletes, coaches, and support staff will be checked based on the OHSAA COVID-19 form before entering the facility or leaving to go to someone else’s facility.

Miscellaneous

  1. Sanitizer will be provided throughout the stadium at spots that allow fans to use on their way to their seat or from their seat.
  2. Spectators will not be allowed into the venue no earlier than 30 minutes of the start of the contest.
  3. Press box will be limited to workers who are helping facilitate the game and they will have their masks on while in the press box.
  4. Concessions will be following all guidelines provided to them through the Restart Ohio guidelines. Pre-packed snacks and liquids will be sold and not homemade or on the spot made food.
  5. The larger concession stand will be used and spots will be put down for people to see the 6 foot social distancing while waiting to order.
  6. Restrooms will be cleaned more often than normal and sanitizer will be available for those coming and out of the restrooms.
  7. Sanitizer stations are going to be at the main gate, concession stand, and restrooms will be available to use and wash hands afterwards. There will also be sanitizer available for each team on their bench and each team will have their own bottle to use for their team only.
  8. The facility is properly cleaned after each use and throughout each event on a regular basis.
  9. In order to help with creating pathways and ensuring we are having spectators cross paths as very little as possible, we have volunteers helping the Compliance Officer with directing them in the right directions, which side is home and away seating, how to move about the bleachers/stands, and how/where to sit. With this facility we are limited in the ability to post signage and put down markings.
  10. Upon hosting any tournaments, we will reach out to the local department and notify them within 48 hours of the competition.
  11. Posters/Signage being hung around our facility are coming from the Ohio Department of Health that show proper guidance for COVID-19 and provide educational resources that can be read while viewed. We also have our facility plan posted online at the Claymont City Schools homepage.
  12. No one in the facility should be sharing drinks, food, towels, or any facial coverings.

 

Gymnasium

(300 fans capacity)

This document will be posted on Claymont City Schools’ webpage for guidance and educational purposes upon approval from the Tuscarawas County Health Department.

Entering Facility

  1. There will be markers leading up to the main entrance into the gym doors that are marked off for 6 feet separation. This will lead into the doors all the way to the ticket table.
  2. This will be the only entrance into the facility as it will allow us to ensure we do not surpass our limit of 300 fans as we will be able to count all fans entering the building.
  3. Our Compliance Officer will posted on the ticket table in order for fans to see upon entering the facility.
  4. There will be signage and staff letting people know where to sit upon entering the facility to ensure that we are sitting amongst our own communities.
  5. All fans will be reminded that you are to stay seated and once you leave the facility there will be no re-admittance.

Seating

  1. All fans will be reminded to sit at least 6 feet apart and to stay seated.
  2. All fan should sit as a family unit and must maintain 6 feet social distancing from the next family unit. Family units should be no larger than 4 people.
  3. Staff will be walking around and reminding/telling fans that they must stay seated, wear their masks at all times, and remain 6 feet apart.
  4. Standing at the fence will not be permitted this year at any point.
  5. All fans will be seated unless using the restroom or visiting the concession stand.
  6. Compliance Officers and other volunteers will be helping with directing fans where to sit and how to move about the stadium as far which direction to go, reminding about masks, and helping with encouraging hand sanitizing. With our gymnasium’s surface and lack of space to hang signage, it is important for our compliance people to be active in this role to help ensure it is happening.

Exiting Facility

  1. We have 8 exit doors at the end of our gym and we will ask the visiting team to leave out of those doors. Our home fans will leave out of our entrance doors as they always have in the past. It is our hope that this give each fan base enough doors to leave and not mingle with the other community as they leave the facility.
  2. Upon completion of the game, the gym will be cleared out and no fans will be permitted to linger or wait unless it is on their child.

Signage/Announcements

  1. Signs will be posted at the ticket tables reminding all spectators to wear a mask, keep social distance, and rules and regulations. There be a sign that states if you are exhibiting any of the COVID-19 symptoms you will not be admitted. Fans are being asked to self-check before they come to purchase a ticket.
  2. Signs will be posted as you enter the bleachers on both home and away bleachers to remind all fans to stay seated, wear your mask, and keep 6 feet distance from the next family.
  3. Exit signs will be posted around the stadium as well with signs saying there is not readmittance. This is to help with the flow in and out of stadium and to prevent crossing paths.
  4. Throughout the game, announcements will be read over the sound system reminding all fans to follow the rules and expectations of wearing masks, maintain 6 foot social distancing, and be respectful of the rules to ensure everyone stays safe and healthy.
  5. The Compliance Officer on duty will be posted at the ticket table/gate by specific name of the that individual. It will be one of the following individuals if not all depending on the event: Justin Jones, Brian Watkins, John Dupke or possibly an alternative person based on the event.

Player, Coaches, Trainers, Support Staff, and Officials 

  1. Visiting players, coaches, trainers, and support staff will have to complete the OHSAA and NFHS COVID Monitoring Form before leaving their school to come to Claymont. Any member exhibiting systems will not be allowed to enter our facility. That checklist will be collected by our Compliance Officer.
  2. Home players, coaches, trainers, and support staff will have to complete the OHSAA and NFHS COVID Monitoring Form before allowing our people into our facility. Any member exhibiting systems will not be allowed to enter our facility. That checklist will be collected by our Compliance Staff Worker.
  3. Our Compliance Staff Worker will hold all forms and they will be turned into the Athletic Director at the end of the event to hold until they can be shredded after the allotted time.
  4. Signage will be displayed in locker rooms, training rooms, and officials locker room as well to continue to educate and remind everyone to wear their mask, keep the best social distance as possible while waiting to get into the game, and sanitize as often as they can as well.
  5. Players are to wear their masks while waiting to warm-up or be placed in the game to play. While waiting they are either standing in marked areas that are 6 feet apart or sitting on the sideline with a chair in between them and the chairs are spread out with space between them as well.
  6. Players and coaches are arriving and leaving before/after games and practices as quickly as possible in order to prevent others from congregating after practice.
  7. Everyone involved in the program is being reminded these orders must be met and followed at all times often and even daily.
  8. No team shall play against more than a single opponent within a 24 hour period.

Travel and Busing

  1. Coaches, players, and team personnel complete a symptom check prior to traveling on a bus. Items will be recorded and held in a folder by our coaches and can be collected by the AD or Compliance Officer at any time. The items collected will be the OHSAA and NFHS COVID Symptoms checklist and where we are traveling to for our away game.
  2. Masks are required and worn by all on the bus, for the entire trip.
  3. Seats will be wiped down prior to leaving for the event and prior to leaving to return from the weight.

Suspected and Confirmed Cases

  1. Any suspected cases will not be permitted into the facility.
  2. Any and all documented cases will be submitted to the Tuscarawas County Health Department immediately.
  3. All athletes, coaches, and support staff will be checked based on the OHSAA COVID-19 form before entering the facility or leaving to go to someone else’s facility.

Miscellaneous

  1. Sanitizer will be provided throughout the gym at spots that allow fans to use on their way to their seat or from their seat.
  2. Spectators will not be allowed into the venue no earlier than 20 minutes of the start of the contest.
  3. Scorer’s table will be limited to workers who are helping facilitate the game and they will have their masks on while at the scorer’s table.
  4. Concessions will be following all guidelines provided to them through the Restart Ohio guidelines. Pre-packed snacks and liquids will be sold and not homemade or on the spot made food.
  5. The concession stand will be used and spots will be put down for people to see the 6 foot social distancing while waiting to order.
  6. Restrooms will be cleaned more often than normal and sanitizer will be available for those coming and out of the restrooms.
  7. Sanitizer stations are going to be at the main gate, concession stand, and restrooms will be available to use and wash hands afterwards. There will also be sanitizer available for each team at the scorer’s table and each team will have their own bottle to use for their team only.
  8. The facility is properly cleaned after each use and throughout each event on a regular basis.
  9. In order to help with creating pathways and ensuring we are having spectators cross paths as very little as possible, we have volunteers helping the Compliance Officer with directing them in the right directions, which side is home and away seating, how to move about the bleachers/stands, and how/where to sit. With this facility we are limited in the ability to post signage and put down markings.
  10. Upon hosting any tournaments, we will reach out to the local department and notify them within 48 hours of the competition.
  11. Posters/Signage being hung around our facility are coming from the Ohio Department of Health that show proper guidance for COVID-19 and provide educational resources that can be read while viewed. We also have our facility plan posted online at the Claymont City Schools homepage.
  12. No one in the facility should be sharing drinks, food, towels, or any facial coverings.