Morris said all games on the turf field and in the school’s main gym will be broadcast.
Financially, the video service could also be beneficial to the schools. Goochland High School had two cameras installed this week at a cost of $7,000.
“The cost was very minimal for us to get it going,” Morris said. “We have not made any money off of this as of yet, but hope to be able to get sponsorships for such in the long run.”
At Orange County, systems were installed at Porterfield Park and inside the Hornet Sports Center, allowing the school to broadcast football, basketball, volleyball and perhaps wrestling. Blue Ridge had cameras installed Thursday in the school’s gymnasium in hopes to broadcast basketball games for the 2020-21 season.
Charlottesville High School athletic director Rodney Redd said they are in the process of exploring this option for indoor events. Other Jefferson District schools could also follow suit.
In terms of spectators at live events, there are still plenty of questions regarding capacity limits for games. As of right now, the VHSL is still abiding by Gov. Ralph Northam’s executive order of 50% capacity, or a maximum of 250 people, for indoor events.
The VHSL is preparing to release its mitigation guidelines for return to play in the coming weeks, which should give its member schools specific expectations on a variety of topics, including spectators at games.