South Bend Community School Corporation announces winter athletics guidelines and protocols

South Bend Community School Corporation announces winter athletics guidelines and protocols
Posted on 11/03/2020
Winter Athletics Guidelines

After receiving approval from the county’s Deputy Health Officer Dr. Mark Fox, South Bend Community School Corporation has released the new protocols for their winter athletics season.

“The health and safety guidelines we’ve developed allow our student athletes, coaches, and spectators as safe an experience as possible, given the challenges posed by the pandemic,” said Director of Athletics and School Learning, Howard T. Edwards. “We’re grateful for the caution and care being exercised by the community as we look ahead to the winter athletics season.”

Winter athletics include basketball, swimming, and wrestling.

All current athletics safety protocols will require:

  • Mask wearing
  • Social distancing to the greatest extent possible
  • Multiple hand sanitizer stations provided at all events
  • Maximum indoor capacity of 300 attendees for high school
  • Maximum indoor capacity of 150 attendees for middle school

(These totals include athletes, cheerleaders, pep band, and essential personnel)

Basketball:

  • Tickets will be pre-sold to two family members (children may be permitted with adult) per home school and visiting student competitors
  • Cheerleaders and pep band (25 maximum) are permitted to participate during home games only

Swimming:

  • No spectators permitted. Athletes only due to capacity and spacing limitations

Wrestling:

  • Tickets are pre-sold to parents/ guardians only (2 total) each for participating student-athlete

Contact: Monica Leyes, Assistant Director of Communications, mleyes@sb.school, 574-850-4760

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