College Sports Venues Allowed To Readmit Fans In A Limited Capacity

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ALBANY – College sports fans will soon be allowed back in the stands in a limited capacity.

That’s according to state leaders who announced the policy change starting April 2.

Intercollegiate sports at large-scale venues that hold more than 1,500 attendees indoors or 2,500 attendees outdoors can host up to 10 percent indoor or 20 percent outdoor capacity.

Small-scale college sports venues can host spectators at two per player, or social gathering limit of 100 people indoors or 200 people outdoors.

All fans must present proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test result or completed COVID-19 immunization prior to entry.

Colleges and universities that host spectators for sporting events at large-scale venues must notify and coordinate with their respective state or local health department, aligning with the state guidance for professional sports competitions with spectators.

Spectators at college sporting events must adhere to strict health protocols, including social distancing, face coverings, and health screening.

State leader say all retail, food services, and athletic activities must follow existing state guidance for their applicable operations.


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