COVID-19 Media Restrictions for Basketball State Finals
ATTENTION all members of the media wishing credentials to the GHSA State Championship Basketball tournament finals at the Macon Centreplex March 10-13, 2021. Click here for additonal Macon Centreplex maps & information.
YOU MUST REGISTER with GHSA Media Director Steve Figueroa via written request to firstname.lastname@example.org NO LATER than 2:00 p.m., on Tuesday, March 9, 2021! If you do not preregister based on the criteria listed below, you will NOT be issued a media pass at the site! No exceptions!
NEWSPAPERS: Newspapers belonging to the Georgia Press Association and having teams participating in the state finals from their normal coverage area will be allowed a maximum of one (1) reporter and/or one (1) photographer per day. You must submit the names of your representatives by the deadline listed above along with what team they are to cover. Media passes will be issued ONLY for the day the team being covered is playing.
TELEVISION: Stations with network affiliations will be allowed a maximum of one (1) reporter and/or one (1) photographer per participating team in your NORMAL coverage area. You must submit the names of your representatives by the deadline listed above. Media passes will be issued ONLY for the day the team being covered is playing.
RADIO: Each participating team may designate one (1) “hometown” radio station and that station will be able to request a contract to originate a broadcast of that game. A maximum of two (2) persons will be given media passes when the contract and right’s fee check is turned in at the pass gate. You must request a contract by the deadline listed above. ONLY personnel from radio stations originating broadcasts will be given media passes!
No other media representatives will be given credentials for these games as we attempt to keep the court and press tables as safe as possible! We hope you understand these necessary precautions as well as those listed below:
COURTSIDE RESTRICTIONS: Reporters and Photographers working from the court end lines or the press tables must wear face masks and are NOT allowed near the players’ benches or scorers’ table for any reason. While sitting at the press table, social distancing should be maintained as much as possible. Interviews with coaches or players must be done off the court and while observing social distancing.
ARENA RESTRICTIONS: All media reps entering the Macon Centreplex MUST wear face masks at all times and should practice social distancing whenever possible.