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Merriwether Middle School COVID Guidelines

To ensure the safety of all players, staff, and spectators, the following procedures will be followed for Merriwether Middle School basketball games.


Due to SCHSL regulations, our gym has a seating capacity that cannot be exceeded.

In order to not exceed capacity, we will be allocating two tickets per athlete.

Ticket sales for girls basketball and boys basketball will be separate.

Ticket price: $5 for the girls game and $5 for the boys game.

We are asking parents to only stay for the game that they are watching. If they need to stay for another game, they will need to exit and purchase another ticket.

50 seats per game will be held for visiting teams.

The gym will be cleared following the girls game before allowing spectators with tickets to the boys game to enter.

Game time for the girls is 5:30 unless otherwise noted. Spectators for the boys game should wait in their cars until the girls game ends to allow for social distancing.


Face coverings required for all spectators while on site.

Social distancing will be practiced. Fans should sit in the designated areas. There will be a home side and an away side. Fans will only be allowed to sit on the side they are supporting.

Visiting team and fans will park in the paved lot on the side of the building and they will enter through the side.

Home fans will park around back and they will enter through the back of the building.

We will have a few items available in our canteen. We ask that you practice social distancing while waiting in line.