COVID-19 Media Restrictions for Football Finals
ATTENTION all members of the media wishing credentials to the GHSA State Championship Football games at Georgia State’s Center Parc Stadium Dec. 28-30, 2020.
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 Monday, December 21, 2020! If you do not preregister based on the criteria listed below, you will NOT be issued a media pass on game day! 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 one (1) reporter and one (1) photographer per team being covered. You must submit the names of your representatives by the deadline listed above.
TELEVISION: Stations with network affiliations will be allowed one (1) reporter and one (1) photographer per participating team in your NORMAL coverage area. You must submit the names of your representatives by the deadline listed above.
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 four (4) 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!
SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHERS: Each participating school will be issued field photo passes for their particular game. If you are shooting for a particular school, you MUST get one of these passes from the coach or AD at that school, and you must follow the sideline restrictions below!
No other media representatives will be given credentials for these games as we attempt to keep the sidelines and press box as safe as possible! We hope you understand these necessary precautions as well as those listed below:
SIDELINE RESTRICTIONS: Reporters and Photographers working on the sidelines are encouraged to wear face masks and are NOT allowed inside the “Players Box” for any reason. The Player’s Box extends from the 10-yard line to the 10-yard line on each sideline.
PRESS BOX RESTRICTIONS: Media reps entering the Press Box MUST wear face masks at all times and should practice social distancing whenever possible.