The recent increase in COVID cases has had little impact on in-person attendance at prep sporting events.
Adams City High School continues to allow two attendees per player, according to athletic director Jacob Katz. Kent Denver School in Englewood tweeted Jan. 4 it would not allow spectators on campus starting Wednesday, Jan. 5.
For other areas in northern Adams and southern Weld counties, including Holy Family High School in Broomfield and Prairie View High School in Brighton, it’s business as usual.
“Fort Lupton has not made any changes to protocols,” said athletic director Cora Lanter. “We are still allowing spectators at this time (Jan. 4).”
Nothing has changed at Horizon High School.
“Our protocols haven’t changed at this time,” said athletic director Marty Tonjes. “We still require masks for everyone while indoors.”
Riverdale Ridge athletic director Aaron Riessen said there had been no changes to spectator admittance at his school.
“We are still allowing spectators,” said Thornton High School athletic director Pay Woytek. “I believe all of DPS (Denver Public Schools) is that way, but I don’t know of anyone else.”
“ERA (Eagle Ridge Academy) is still following the same guidelines,” said athletic director Zach Henning. “We are still allowing spectators with masks.”
The Colorado High School Activities Association said it won’t be releasing COVID updates.
“The association is taking its direction from state and local health departments, so we’re following the rules dictated by public health officials,” said Brad Cochi, CHSAA’s director of digital media.
Officials reported 1,700 new COVID cases in Adams County Jan. 3 and 7,400 cases from Dec. 21 through Jan. 3. In Weld County, the case numbers totaled 1,300 Jan. 3 and 3,500 new cases from Dec. 21 through Jan. 3.