Broome County to Allow Spectators at Higher Risk Sporting Events

(BROOME COUNTY, NY) On Monday, February 22nd, 2021 Broome County Executive Jason Garnar announced spectators will now be allowed at higher risk sporting events within the County. 

On Friday, January 22, 2021 New York State announced effective February 1, 2021, higher risk sports could begin with permission of local health authorities. Broome County issued guidance allowing the higher risk sports to resume with no spectators. 

Now spectators will be allowed with the below restrictions: 

  • School districts or recreational leagues must have included in their plans how to comply with venue guidance (if applicable), capacity limits, and NYS gathering guidance.
  • If the school district and venue size permits, no more than two spectators per student-athlete may be permitted. 
  • Plan must include a social distancing enforcement plan for spectators.

Individual school districts can choose whether or not they will allow spectators at their district events. 

The complete guidance document for the restart of higher risk sports is available at this link:

Publish Date
February 22, 2021