Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Now authorizes rather than requires all public and nonpublic high schools to allow spectators at outdoor sporting events for the remainder of the scheduled 2020-21 school year as specified by the act.
Adds that for outdoor sporting facilities allowing spectators to bring their own seats, individuals sitting in their own seats do not count toward the limit on the number of spectators so long as those individuals maintain at least six feet of distance between themselves and anyone outside of their family. Make additional clarifying and technical changes.
Bill S 116 (2021-2022)Summary date: Feb 24 2021 - View summary
Bill S 116 (2021-2022)Summary date: Feb 18 2021 - View summary
Includes whereas clauses. Requires all public and nonpublic high schools to limit the number of spectators at outdoor sporting events for the remainder of the scheduled 2020-21 school year, as follows. Defines spectator to exclude athletes, school employees, entertainers, and event support staff. Caps spectators at 40% capacity of an outdoor facility's approved occupancy capacity under the fire code, or no more than seven persons for every 1,000 feet for those without an approved occupancy capacity. Requires high schools to comply with the requirements of the StrongSchoolsNC Public Health Toolkit as it existed on February 2, 2021, and the Interim Guidance for Administrators and Participants of Youth and Amateur Sports Programs as it existed on January 28, 2021, in allowing access to outdoor sporting facilities so long as the requirements are consistent with the act's provisions. Does not prohibit a school's implementation of stricter access to outdoor sporting events at that school.