Fort Bend ISD announced Thursday that the district is implementing several risk-mitigation protocols for fan attendance as football teams have begun returning to action around the region.

In an attempt to ensure that students, families and staff can maintain social distancing protocols, all FBISD district and campus stadiums will limit seating at sporting events to 50 percent of a venue’s capacity, and every other row of seating will be marked off until further notice.

All fans at least 2 years of age must wear face coverings or masks to attend games, while all fans, event workers and officials will be screened using temperature checks and screening questions prior to entry. Parents and fans will also not have access to the locker rooms, training areas or playing field before or after the game, according to the district.

“We are happy to see extracurricular activities back in FBISD,” Athletic Director Dena Scott said in a news release. “It will take a team effort to make sure that everyone remains safe by following the safety protocols established by (the University Interscholastic League) so that our students can continue to participate this season.”

Ticket sales for games will be limited to online purchase through GOFan on FBISD’s athletic website up to two hours before kickoff on game day. The parents/guardians of student-athletes, cheerleaders, student trainers, band, dance, and color guard members will have first priority Monday through Wednesday. If any additional tickets remain, they will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis on Wednesday after 3 p.m., according to FBISD.

For more information on the district’s COVID-19 planning, visit fortbendisd.com/relaunch.

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