Athletic Spectator Update

January 13, 2022

Dear SWSD families,

The district received a request yesterday from Skagit County Public Health to place a pause on allowing spectators at indoor events. We did not immediately update families as we wanted to be thoughtful in our approach to this request. While we want to respect the county’s efforts on reducing COVID-19 exposures during the current surge, we believe with proper mitigation efforts, we can keep our students and families safe.

The following safety mitigations will remain in place during our 2021-2022 athletic events.

  • NO food or drink except for athletes

  • 6 feet distance between households

  • 3 feet distance between students

  • No concession stands

  • Face coverings, worn properly over mouth and nose, required

Beginning Friday, January 14, 2022, through Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, Sedro-Woolley School District will take the following mitigation measures for all spectators:

Sedro-Woolley High School Home Team

  • Each C and JV athlete is allotted two tickets to be purchased if name is on the pass list provided by the coach.
  • The C and JV fans will need to leave when their game is over. (Not attending the varsity game, maximum of 50 fans)
  • Varsity athletes will be allotted two tickets to be purchased if their name is on the pass list provided by the coach. (maximum of 30 fans)
  • Each band member and cheerleaders will be allotted 1 ticket per member if name is on pass list provided by supervisor (maximum of 40 fans)
  • We will allow no more than 30 seniors for the student section (ASB or School ID required). The process will be communicated with students on Friday, Jan. 14.

Visiting Teams

  • During this two-week pause, we will allow a maximum of 50 away fans at varsity events.
  • Each varsity athlete will be allotted two tickets for a pass list. Those names will be on a list at the gate and only those named can purchase a ticket.This will be provided by the opposing teams’ AD. If it is a student on the pass list, they can show their ASB card for a student rate. With varsity athletes each getting 2 tickets this can allow for a combination of family and friends, maximum of 30 fans.
  • 20 tickets will be provided to athletic directors for senior students only to be purchased.
  • NO spectators for C Team or JV AWAY games. This would mean that the gate opens at a specific time (see schedule) for each event.
  • NO away band or cheer squads.

*Capacity of the SWHS gymnasium is capped at 300 total people.

Sedro-Woolley High School will also provide free live streaming of athletic events hosted in the gymnasium during the next two weeks starting Saturday, Jan. 15 for fans who are not comfortable attending events in person.

Cascade Middle School (Only one home event - Jan. 25)

  • Each Cascade athlete will be given 3 adult tickets to give to their families. Spectators must have a ticket to enter.

  • Visiting fans will not be allowed at this event.

  • Cascade students will not be allowed to attend.

  • All ticket holders will need to enter the school through the main entry doors (McGarigle Road entrance) and go directly to the gym where their student is playing.

  • Ticket holders will be asked to leave at the end of their student’s game and not remain for other games.

Please note: Outside rental groups of ANY Sedro-Woolley School District facility will continue to follow their approved COVID-19 safety plans as outlined by current Department of Health guidance and are also responsible for enforcing the rules at their events.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in following the mitigation efforts above in reducing stress on our critical health systems in Skagit County.


Dr. Miriam Miralles Mickelson