Outdoor venues, including most sporting events, outdoor bars, outdoor amusement parks, can only operate at 30% occupancy but will no longer be maxed at a cap of 100 people. Previously, those events and businesses could not operate at the given capacity if the total number of people exceeded the numeric cap.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has confirmed this week’s events will still have a max of 100 fans in attendance and will loosen restrictions next week.
Starting March 1, CMS will begin to allow 500 spectators at outdoor athletic contests and competitions — specifically, the home team is allowed 300 spectators, and the visiting team is allowed 200 spectators.
Jennifer Mowrey, whose son Jack Mowrey plays lacrosse and football for Ardrey Kell High School, said the 100-person limit was going to make it tough on parents and families to attend games.
“I want to be there and support him,” Mowrey said. “He loves to play. He loves the excitement of the game and having fans there.” #WakeUpCLT #COVID19