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What to Expect at 2020 Fall Athletic Events

COUGAR NATION:  We are excited and thankful to be able to welcome students, coaches, staff, support personnel, and spectators back to North Putnam High School as we begin the 2020-2021 school year.

In accordance with the IHSAA, the Putnam County Health Department, and Governor Holcomb’s recent mandates, we will adhere and enforce the following guidelines and restrictions for fans to be in attendance at Athletic Events hosted by North Putnam Community Schools.

Although these guidelines and restrictions may feel unnecessary and/or uncomfortable for some, they are non-negotiable and must be followed for us to provide these experiences for our athletes.  Please remember we are here for them and the small sacrifices we may make at these events in order for them to happen are well worth it.  They have worked very hard to be ready to compete and represent our school and community.

Thank you for your understanding and compliance as we are eager to begin to compete!



Gate Entry and Contact Tracing For Football games, we ask that all fans park in the Northern Lot and behind the school.  We have been approved for 250 spectators per side, plus 100 additional seating in the North end zone and the pep band and student section in the South end zone, as long as we use separate entry points, separate restrooms, and separate concessions.  

For Volleyball, the main entrance (Door 8-MS entry) will be used and we will limit entry to 500 spectators (250 on each side of HS bleachers).

Before entering the gate, each spectator must provide a name and contact phone number to the volunteer. The Board of Health Requires this for Contact Tracing in the event of a positive COVID Case after the event. No one will be admitted unless this information is provided.

Gates will open a little earlier than in previous years to help with the additional steps for entry and the spacing of spectators in line.  Please be patient with our ticket takers as they will do the best they can getting everyone in quickly.

Facial Coverings are Required (Indoor and Outdoor) Spectators will be required to wear a mask or a gaiter to gain entry.  All facial coverings will need to remain on for the duration of the event (indoor or outdoor).  The only time facial coverings may be removed will be to consume food or beverage.

Seating/Viewing Area Restrictions Spectators will be asked to sit by “family unit” whenever possible and to also socially distance between those “family units”.  When possible, we will place an empty row between spectators.  Those that stand along the fences to watch the game should continue to social distance.

Restroom Usage Outdoor restrooms will be one way. Enter through North doors and exit through South doors. Indoor restrooms will have signs asking you to practice social distancing.

Concessions Stand Service Concessions will be available.  Concessions will continue to sell Hot dogs, Popcorn, Pretzels, and Nachos along with Hard Candy and Candy Bars. Please be patient with concession workers if they do not have an item you may have been craving.  Social Distancing Marks will be placed on the ground for wait lines.

We are anticipating a successful Fall Sports Season but cannot achieve that without your patience, understanding, and willingness to comply with the guidelines given to us by the State.  Some of these may seem unnecessary or uncomfortable, but they need to be followed for our athletes.  We know our athletes need sports…they deserve sports…and we are happy for now we are able to provide them these opportunities!