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High school spectator limits in Lewis and Clark County expanded

Allows for 3 home, 2 visiting fans per athlete
Spectators reflect on return to sidelines in Helena
Posted at 4:35 PM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 22:18:51-05

HELENA — Starting Saturday, more spectators will able to come to sporting events in Helena and East Helena.

In a press release Friday evening, Helena Public Schools activities director Tim McMahon said Lewis and Clark Public health approved a plan that would allow up to three spectators per home student-athlete and two spectators per visiting athlete, starting with Saturday's matchup that pits the Helena Capital boys basketball team against the Missoula Sentinel Spartans.

"This change brings the Helena school district more in line with all (Class) AA schools and communities across the Western AA conference," said McMahon via the press release.

Via a Facebook Post, East Helena High School also announced its plan had been approved as well. The plan permits four spectators per home student-athlete and two spectators per visiting athlete. East Helena will also be selling tickets to their sporting events up to the 250-person limit approved by the county.

Spectators at each venue must check in, will still have to adequately socially distance and keep their masks on while inside the facilities.