U-46 restricts spectators at sporting events and activities – Kane County Connects
School District U-46 is limiting the number of people allowed to watch sporting events and other activities in response to the recent wave of COVID-19 fueled by the Omicron variant.
According to a U-46 press release posted on district home page, indoor activities will be limited to 25% of their capacity.
“U-46 values all sporting events and activities, and the benefits they bring to our students, families and communities,” U-46 Deputy Superintendent of Schools Lela Majstorovic said in the statements. “We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for everyone involved in these events. Unfortunately, with the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, we need to limit the number of spectators to these events for the next two weeks (until January 17).
All U-46 sporting events and activities will allow spectators as per the following guidelines.
- A capacity of 25 percent of the facility for spectators.
- College games will only allow parents and siblings of players.
- For this weekend’s basketball rivalry games, lower secondary (Freshman – JV) games will not be played in auxiliary gymnasiums; instead, the days and times will be adjusted to allow everyone to be played in the main gym.
- Tickets will not be sold for high school sporting events. Instead, they will be distributed to coaches and players and their immediate family members as well as marching band, cheer and dance students and immediate family members. The remaining tickets will be distributed to the students of the school.
- University matches will still be played on Friday at the times initially scheduled.
- High school games will be streamed live for fans who cannot attend in person.
“We also have a Middle School Honors Band and Orchestra festival scheduled for next week,” said Majstorovic. “This festival will be postponed to a later date.”
A message with the extended dates will be shared with students and their families once the dates are confirmed.
“We understand that this is not the best way to start the New Year, but these guidelines allow our athletic events and activities to continue under the circumstances and in a way that we can help keep our staff and students. safe, ”she said. “Please be aware that we will continue to demand social distancing and we expect all spectators to wear their masks correctly throughout the event, covering their mouths and noses. Thank you for your understanding and patience. :
Schools will also communicate directly with their families about specific sporting events and activities for their students. If you have any questions, please contact your school principal or athletic department.
SOURCE: U-46 press releases and website