Fall Sports Resume with Mask Requirements, Spectator Limits
All Kalamazoo Public Schools high school sports, including football, may move forward in accordance with Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order 176,
Schedules listed below.
The following sports can continue — with the addition of mask requirements for spectators and athletes: tennis, cross country and girls golf.
Football and swimming have been allowed to begin practices, with competition starting on or after Sept. 17. For football, sideline cheer is included in the order, but marching band is not.
Face coverings are required in football, soccer and volleyball. This includes all times during active participation and all times during non-active participation when 6 feet of physical distance cannot be maintained.
Student-athletes are not required to wear face masks while in active participation in cross country, golf, and tennis. Active participation is when the athlete is in the game/match/meet/race/competition or is actively involved in any warm-up or cool-down activity.
There is no mask requirement in swimming and diving while preparing to enter the water or while in the water, but a face covering will be worn at all other times when on-deck or in the facility.
Sports spectators will be limited to two spectators per participant for all indoor and outdoor competitions. Spectator attendance will be kept to a maximum of 25 percent occupancy for all events.
All spectators are required to properly wear face masks at all events. At this time, the district is unable to accept any passes for events, such as employee, Golden Key, or league passes. Please be patient with game staff as they adhere to the executive order. There will be no concession sales or food for spectators allowed at events.
Middle school sports are still postponed until the spring.