September 15, 2020
On September 14, 2020, U.S. District Judge William Stickman, IV held that some of the COVID-19 mitigation orders entered by Governor Wolf and Secretary of Health Levine violate the federal constitution. Specifically, Judge Stickman found that orders regarding capacity at athletic events, mandatory stay-at-home, and business closures are unconstitutional. Many of the governor's orders, however, were not affected by Judge Stickman's decision.
The governor immediately indicated his intention to appeal the decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He will also be seeking a stay, which would keep his orders in full force and effect pending the appeal.
The District administration and solicitor are closely monitoring the case, and as soon as the appeals court gives clearer direction on the status of the case, we will let you know. Until then, and because of the likelihood of a stay by the appeals court, the District will continue to operate as it has been over the last several weeks.
Due to Governor Wolf’s mandate of a maximum 250 people can be inside of our stadium, which will include:
- Players and coaches from both teams
- Officials and event workers
- Home team band members
- Home team cheerleaders
Therefore, this will leave the District with allowing only 50 additional people to attend the game, as per the Governor’s mandate.
With this in mind, we will only be able to offer two tickets to Charleroi parents of varsity football players, band members, and varsity cheerleaders.
Each Charleroi athlete will receive two tickets for their parent/guardian from their head coach or sponsor prior to the home event. If the parent/guardian plans to attend the event, they must bring the ticket with them to the entrance gate and pay the $5 entry fee.
All entrance gates to the event will not open until 6:00 p.m.