Attendance will be limited for the Junction City - Manhattan football game Friday evening at Al Simpler Stadium. COVID-19 is the reason.
Matt Westerhaus, Athletic Director for JCHS, explained that there will be a restriction to 500 spectators including families of football team members and coaches, band, cheer, dance, families of visiting team players, JCHS students and some discretionary tickets for the host school. The attendance count does not include the football team, band, cheer and dance members.
Westerhaus noted, "We will not have any general admission tickets for purchase Friday night." All tickets will be allocated through the Junction City High School Athletic Department within programs previously mentioned, and signed up for in advance of the game.
The contest will be livestreamed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5NpA3lk19QvYDbnEwva2vQ. It can also be heard on 107.9 FM / 1420 KJCK.
Officials ask that you please ask the questions below for screening prior to any USD 475/KSHSAA sanctioned event.
Today or in the past 24 hours have you had any of the following symptoms:
· Fever (temperature greater than 100.4)
· New or worsening cough
· Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
· Sore throat, different than your seasonal allergies
· New loss of smell and/or taste
· Diarrhea or vomiting
· Do you have a household or close contact who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 2 weeks?
If the answer is YES to any of these questions, or a fever is present, then please do not attend school/activity and put others at risk.
The ballgame Friday evening kicks off at 7 p.m.