Amended Mitigation Order - Occupancy Limits Revised.

By: PIAA | PIAA | October 6, 2020

 
Amended Mitigation Order - Occupancy Limits Revised.
 

This morning Governor Wolf announced some changes in the spectator limits that will have an impact upon member schools, leagues, conferences and Districts hosting athletic events.

Maximum Occupancy Allowable Indoor Rate
0-2,000 people 20% of Maximum Occupancy
2,001-10,000 people 15% of Maximum Occupancy
Over 10,000 people 10% of Maximum Occupancy up to 3,750 people

Maximum occupancy calculator for indoor events.

Maximum Occupancy Allowable Outdoor Rate
0-2,000 people 25% of Maximum Occupancy
2,001-10,000 people 20% of Maximum Occupancy
Over 10,000 people 15% of Maximum Occupancy up to 7,500 people

Maximum occupancy calculator for outdoor events.

Dr. Rachel Levine, Secretary of Health and Governor Wolf issued amended orders for occupancy limits as well as providing an FAQ for other items of interest. The links to these items are posted here:

Schools and venues must require attendees to comply with 6-foot social distancing requirements, to wear masks or face coverings, and to implement best practices such as timed entry, multiple entry and exit points, multiple restrooms and hygiene stations. These changes will assist schools in allowing parents and guardians to view their school sports programs while complying with safety standards.

Discussion with your school board and local solicitor may be appropriate so that each school considers all relevant factors in making its own decision to how many spectators to admit for a contest. The attendance of families at contests for support and supervision is important and that permitting this to occur should be a priority in setting limits.