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Fewer fans will be allowed in during athletic events, some schools require athletes to be masked

With concerns around the pandemic swirling and other districts postponing athletic events, the schools in the Mt. Hood Conference are implementing a reduced-spectator system to allow students to continue competing.

Gresham and Barlow High Schools are only allowing four tickets per home athlete, and two per away athlete in an attempt to reduce the number of people in the stands. Both schools are requiring masks for spectators — athletes can continue competing without masks, and there are no pep bands or cheer during games.

Centennial High School is limiting the number of fans to 300 total, 200 home and 100 away, and are requiring athletes to be fully-masked during competitions. Reynolds High School is limiting events to 75% capacity, while Sandy High School does not have attendance restrictions in place.

David Douglas is limiting spectators to four home fans, two away, and are requiring masks for everyone other than athletes actively participating. Central Catholic is making all students wear masks during competitions and is limiting it to two spectators per athlete.

Clackamas High School and Nelson High School are limited to three home spectators, two visiting.

All of the schools have closed down concession stands, while Gresham, Barlow, Sandy, David Douglas, Central Catholic and Nelson won't allow outside food or drink.

Many of these regulations will be reevaluated in February as the winter seasons gear up for postseason play.

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