Masks required for spectators at large events

Masks required for spectators at large events
Posted on 09/09/2021
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Masks are currently required for spectators outdoors and indoors at sports events with 500 or more people in attendance, per the Outdoor and Indoor Masking Orders from Public Health – Seattle & King County. Today Gov. Jay Inslee announced a similar statewide order that takes effect on Sept. 13. Student athletes are not required to wear masks if actively participating, but are recommended to wear masks on sidelines and when in close proximity with other athletes and personnel.

For Tahoma sports events, this order primarily applies to home THS varsity football games in Maxwell Stadium at Maple View Middle School. The first home varsity football game is at 1 p.m. Saturday at MVMS, when the Bears will take on Bothell High School.

However, this Saturday, the THS cross country team is hosting a large jamboree with many other schools in attendance at Lake Wilderness Park. More than 500 people are expected to attend, so the masking order will also apply at that event. The jamboree begins at 8:30 a.m. with an open 3K run, followed by a coed relay race at 9:15 a.m.

The outdoor order applies regardless of vaccination status, for all those in attendance ages 5 years and older. Although children ages 2-4 years old are exempt from the indoor masking order, masks are still recommended if worn with the assistance and close supervision of an adult.

We hope you’ll join us in working together to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and in cheering on our Bears!
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