Patriots News · Fall Ticket Information

Jay County Jr-Sr High School

Athletic Department

2072 IN-67, Portland, IN 47371


Jay County Athletics Fall Ticket Information and Spectator Attendance

The goal of the Jay County Jr-Sr High School Athletic Department is to preserve the opportunities and experiences of interscholastic competition within the safest conditions possible in the environment of COVID-19. 

In order to achieve this goal, all fifteen athletic teams made up of Jay County Jr-Sr High School students competing this fall will require modified spectator attendance planning in accordance with Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s executive orders. 

Spectators will be asked to self monitor and avoid attending activities when experiencing any of the publicized symptoms of Covid-19.

It is important to understand that the willingness of spectators to cooperate will impact the ability of the Jay School Corporation to maintain in-person attendance and student athletic participation. 

Ticket Sales

Admission to contests hosted within the Jay School Corporation will comply with Governor Holcomb’s executive orders as approved by the Jay County Health Department.

Tickets will be made available to groups in the following order:

  1. Families (Parents, Siblings, Grandparents of team members, managers, band, and cheerleaders)
  2. Jay County Jr.-Sr. High School Students
  3. Jay County Patriot Pass, Super Ticket, Season Ticket holders
  4. Jay County General Public
  5. Limited number provided to families of opposing team members

Jay County Jr-Sr. High School coaches are gathering information to determine the number of tickets to be made available to the families of each respective team member.

Once those numbers are determined, a list will be generated providing the number of tickets to be made available to families, JC Jr-Sr HS Students, Jay County Super Ticket, Season Ticket holders, Jay County General Public and the visiting team attendees.

There will be no tickets sold at any contest. 

Social Distancing

Each venue hosting an athletic event will have a separate entrance, area of seating, and set of restroom facilities designated to each seating section. Helpful graphics and signage will be shared prior to, and at, events to assist in communicating this information. 

Designated sections for each respective venue will be filled to a maximum of 50% of the available seating capacity.

Each team as well as contest officials will be provided restrooms and dressing rooms separate and apart from spectators and one another.  

Ticket checkers will wear masks and gloves.  Fans entering the contest will drop tickets into a box placed on a table between the fan and the checker.  There will be a minimum space of 6 feet between the checker and each respective fan as they enter the event.  Hand sanitizer will be available at each entrance. 

Spacing of 6 feet or more will be designated at each entrance by paint and/or cones as spectators are moving to and through the entrance.

Facial Coverings

Outdoor Venues:

Events at outdoor venues will require facial coverings for all spectators when social distancing is not possible. Social distancing is defined as an open area where a minimum of six feet of space exists in all directions between a family grouping.  Although recommended, family groups that maintain 6 feet of social distance from other family groups may remove their masks.  

Indoor Venues:

Facial coverings will be required of all spectators.  


Concession areas will be equipped with transparent barriers inhibiting air flow between patrons and staff. Hand sanitizing stations will also be co-located with concessions. 

Spacing of 6 feet or more will be designated by paint and/or cones at each concession stand. 

Spectators are encouraged to time their visits to concession areas accordingly with social distancing opportunities.

All items offered in concession areas will be commercially prepackaged. 

Concession workers will be trained and equipped to eliminate contamination. 

Increased cleaning

Jay School Corporation custodial staffing will be increased during each contest to maintain the cleanliness of high traffic areas and provide deep cleaning following each event. 

Sanitizing stations separate and apart from those found in restroom areas will be made available in proportion to capacity limits as well as in concession areas. 

Streaming of Contests

Jay County Jr-Sr High School will attempt to stream as many contests as possible throughout the season.  More specific information will be provided as it becomes available. 


Please submit questions at the following link:

Point of contact for this announcement: 

Steve Boozier – Athletic Director, Jay County Jr-Sr High School


Phone: 260-726-9306

JCHD APPROVED PLAN as of 8.12.20

Heath Butz – Jay County Health Department Environmental Officer


Phone: 260-726-8080