TAMPA, Fla. — Hillsborough County schools has released its "Return to Athletics Plan." 

The plan includes safety guidelines for not only athletes and coaches, but people who want to attend games. 

Superintendent Addison Davis said the main point of the plan is to emphasize the health and safety of athletes and anyone attending sporting events. 

What You Need To Know

  • Superintendent Addison Davis announces district's Return to Athletics plan

  • Plan highlights requirements for athletes, coaches, events and spectators

  • READ: Return To Athletics Plan (.pdf)

The plan highlights the handling of confirmed COVID-19 cases within a school or team, sanitizing and disinfecting locker rooms and equipment, the use of facial coverings during practice and activities, limiting crowds and pre/post game handshakes.

For sports fans wanting to attend events, they will have to follow a series of steps. 

That includes reserving a spot on an athlete's guest list. Each athlete will be allowed up to four guests. Game tickets can be purchased on the athletics section of hillsboroughschools.org. 

Fans will then show their E-ticket on their phone at the stadium gate and must sit in a specifically marked pod of no more than four. 

Fans also must wear masks at all events. 

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