In anticipation of Opening Day, the Savannah Bananas are sharing with the public the enhanced health and safety measures in effect at Historic Grayson Stadium for this season. The Bananas have been diligently working on these plans with local officials based off the guidelines laid out by the CDC, FDA, and Georgia State Department of Public Health (DPH) due to COVID-19.
It was announced in April that attendance would be severely limited due to social distancing. Now, with collaboration and approval from the DPH, the full details of precautions are as follows:
-All Fans entering Historic Grayson Stadium will have their temperature checked prior to entering. Fans who show a temperature of 100.4F or greater will be asked to rest for fifteen minutes and tested again. Any fan who maintains a temperature of 100.4F or greater will be asked to return home and to contact a medical provider or the DPH.
-Attendance has been decreased by approximately 50% to ensure seating flexibility for social distancing. Fans who consider themselves a ‘group’ (same household, family, partners, caregiver, etc.) will be able to sit together without social distancing.
-Lines will be marked to maintain proper social distancing.
-Face coverings for fans will be strongly encouraged. If a fan does not have a face covering and would like one, complimentary disposable masks will be available.
-Over 30 hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the park.
-Bathroom doors will be propped open to eliminate a high touch surface.
-Tickets will be scanned digitally with no physical interaction.
-Game programs will be available digitally online.
-Signage will be placed prominently around stadium to remind fans about protective measures.
-Plexiglass will be installed in food and beverage service window areas.
-Certain food and beverage items have changed to pre-packaged service.
-Buffet style service will be served by Bananas staff instead of being picked up by fans.
-Communal condiment areas have been removed for individual packet condiments.
-Interaction with players, characters, mascots, etc. will be limited by social distancing.
-All employees will wear face coverings; gloves will be worn in appropriate places, which has always been standard.
-Employees are eligible for work only after receiving negative COVID-19 results.
-All employees will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms prior to each shift.
-All employees will continue to be trained with best food safety practices from FDA and DPH.
-High touch surfaces will have special attention for additional disinfecting and cleaning using FDA approved sprays.
-All players and coaches were tested for COVID-19 prior to arrival to Savannah and again upon arrival in Savannah.
-Multiple locker rooms are being used to ensure proper distancing.
-Players and coaches will be screened for symptoms each day prior to entering locker room.
-Players and coaches will wear masks when not performing physical activity.
-Travel to away games will be limited by social distancing with the travel bus company.
-Locker room and equipment will be disinfected daily.
-Communal items such as water coolers, snacks, training supplies have been removed.