Houston Texans headlines group donating $1.25M towards Jack Yates HS football field
Members of the Jack Yates High School football team (October 2020).

Some high school sports will be able to begin allowing spectators, Houston ISD announced Sept. 30. Public sporting events had been on hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Football matchups resume Oct. 1, and volleyball returns Oct. 2. Fans will only be allowed at varsity-level games, the district said.

“We know that high school football is a longstanding tradition that is supported by entire communities. That is why we are seeking to accommodate supporters in a safe and responsible manner,” the district said in a news release. “We request patience and understanding from our students and families as we move to prudently hold sporting events in the district during this unprecedented time.”

Each student-athlete will be allowed up to five ticketed guests, and all attendees will be required to wear masks and maintain social distancing of at least six feet.

Full game schedules are available on the HISD website.