As UIL 5A and 6A athletic and performing arts programs get ready to kick off September 7, Tyler ISD is releasing its “Return to Play and Perform” health and safety guidelines for all upcoming games and contests.
The health and safety guidelines include important information for players, coaches, staff, performers, parents, spectators, media, and other visitors and are based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), University Interscholastic League (UIL), Texas Education Agency (TEA), State of Texas, and local public health officials.
“The Return to Play and Perform guidelines put the safety of all our athletes, coaches, performers, staff, and fans first,” Tyler ISD Director of Athletics Greg Priest said. “The UIL made it clear earlier this week that schools will be subject to sanctions, including suspensions of contests or even discontinuation of public access to games, if health and safety guidelines are not taken seriously. We are excited and grateful to be able to play and perform again and we will do all we can to ensure our programs are able to do so throughout the fall.”
Along with health and safety, the Return to Play and Perform guidelines also discuss ticketing procedures for home and away football, volleyball, basketball, and middle school contests to help accommodate 50% venue capacity limits. All tickets will be digital this year and must be purchased online.