Multiple Teams · COVID PROTOCOLS: Middletown High School Sports Venues for Basketball and Wrestling Competitions

Middletown High School

Sports Venues for Basketball and Wrestling Competitions


 Spectator Pathway

  • The spectators will enter through doors A and will exit through side doors (Doors N and X)of the arena, if they leave before the events are finished. After the Varsity event spectators may exit out of the 4 exits, so that they are social distanced.
  • We have a divider at front entrance to keep spectators social distanced.
  • Seating is assigned in groups of no more than 2.


Signage, Markings, & Areas of separation:

  • There will be signage for social distancing requirements and use of face covering requirements placed at all points of entry into the facility
  • There will be entry/exit signage placed all at points of entry
  • Will have numerous announcements to remember to mask up and social distance.



Facial Covering

  • Employees, staff, and volunteers will wear face coverings at all times.
  • Spectators must wear face coverings at all times.
  • Coaches and players will wear mask at all times while on the sidelines and locker rooms.
  • We will have numerous announcements to remind everyone to mask up.



Use of Locker Rooms

  • Locker rooms will not be used prior or after the games.
  • Teams will use locker rooms during half time which is 10 minutes.
  • Players can be inside the locker rooms for no longer than ten minutes.
  • Teams will have different groups of players change at staggered times to allow proper social distancing in locker rooms.
  • Coaches and players will wear mask at all times while on the sidelines and in locker rooms.
  • Locker rooms will be sanitized after each contest.


Symptomatic, Suspected or confirmed cases:

  • Any player, coach, volunteer, staff member, or spectator, who knowingly is COVID positive, will not be allowed on campus for any reason
  • For confirmed cases, we will continue to follow guidelines set forth by the ODH, CDC, and Butler County.



 Limitation for Spectators, Tickets sales, Seating Capacity

  • Ticket sales will be prioritized for immediately family members of players, coaches, and staff only. (This includes cheerleaders and pep band)
  • Spectators will be allowed to sit in groups of no more than 2 people
  • The arena will be limited to (300) of fixed seating.
  • We will have limited tickets available at the gate with cash exchange based on the type of event and size of crowd we are expecting. Tickets are $7.


Use of Concession Stands

  • Concession stand will adhere to all guidelines set forth by Middletown City Health Department and the Ohio Department of Health, which will include the following COVID related accommodations:
    • Volunteers will be required to wear face covering and gloves at all times
    • Only prepackaged food will be served, including candy, chips, bottled drinks, and individually wrapped food
    • Sanitizer will be available for volunteers and spectators purchasing concessions
    • Disinfectant will be used regularly throughout the event to clean countertops
    • No community style condiment pumps will be used, only packaged condiments
    • Plastic shields will be installed to separate the volunteers and spectators



Communication of expectations to Parents and Community

  • All plans will be communicated to all families, opposing schools, coaching staff, and volunteers, prior to each contest






If you have any questions please contact Mr. Foust at