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Williamson Co. Schools tightens COVID-19 restrictions on extracurricular events

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Posted at 9:06 PM, Dec 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-03 08:51:28-05

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WTVF) — Williamson County School officials announced added restrictions for middle and high school extracurricular events, including requiring masks for coaches and students while on the sidelines.

The change comes as a result of increased COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Williamson County.

“We recognize that opportunities for our performers and athletes to participate and compete are an important part of the middle and high school experience,” said Superintendent Jason Golden in the announcement. “We will continue to improve upon our guidelines and make decisions to try to increase the likelihood that we will be able to continue with extracurricular activities.”

The restrictions are listed below:

  • Shifting banquets and indoor celebrations to remote until further notice.
  • Indoor athletic contest tickets at the high school level will be restricted to a maximum of four tickets per player and coach.
  • Indoor athletic contest tickets at the middle school level will be restricted to a maximum of two to three tickets per player and coach based on gym capacity.
  • Outdoor athletic contests are restricted to one-third of the venue capacity with student section restrictions and spacing.
  • Indoor fine arts events may be held with the audience restricted to one-third of the auditorium’s capacity.
  • Coaches and students are expected to remain masked when not involved in the competition on the court, field or mat.
  • WCS will not participate in events, community or other, in venues with unrestricted attendance, including those open to the general public. WCS does not promote large gatherings with unlimited attendance at this time.