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Blair Community School Covid-19 Activity Modifications

Fall 2020

UPDATED 9/24


Blair Parents, Students, and Supporters


The purpose of this communication is to provide you with information regarding a few upcoming events and how we will operate fall activities.


It is important for you to know that we are committed to our student-athletes and giving them the opportunity to compete. None of us want to see a season taken away from them like the Spring of 2020. Therefore, some difficult decisions had to be made in order to try and keep a safe environment for both participants and spectators. Like you, I certainly look forward to the day we get to go back to things as they were in the past.


The following Fall Activity Restrictions were established by the Eastern Midlands Conference Activity Directors and Superintendents. These restrictions will be in place until further notice at all partnering EMC schools (Blair, Bennington, Elkhorn, Elkhorn North, Norris, Waverly) for all levels 7-12. If you are traveling to a non-conference school for an event, we will notify you of the restrictions they have in place prior to the event.


Fall Activity Restrictions: Tier I (Low Risk/Green), Tier II (Moderate/Yellow), Tier III (High Risk/Orange), Tier IV (Severe/Red)


Washington County is currently in Tier II (Moderate/Yellow). Modifications will be made in coordination with the Three Rivers Health Department based on their risk dial.


Attendance: The following will be required in both Tier II and III; Tier I will be a return to normal, Tier IV will be no spectators and likely no games.

  • Attendance at all activities - For all levels will be essential personnel and immediate family members - parents, siblings, and grandparents - of each participant only. If a venue is not able to hold essential personnel and immediate family members of each participant then there will be no attendance at that activity.

  • Face coverings are required both indoor and outdoors. If outdoors you are able to maintain 6’ distancing from others while watching a contest, then a mask will not be required, however, everyone will still need a mask in order to get into the event and for any movement during the event.

  • Immediate Family is defined as parents/guardians, grandparents, and siblings as listed in our SIMS Student Management System

  • Essential personnel is defined as - Immediate family, participants, sponsors, officials, event staff, medical staff, security, media personnel

  • We will live stream as many contests as possible through BSDN youtube.com/bsdnlive



Lower Level (JV/Freshman/Middle School) Events:

  • All lower level activities will be attempted to be played at this time.

  • If either school competing is in Tier III, lower level contests could be limited based on current realities within each district. This determination could also be made based on the risk level of each activity.

  • Lower Level Activities between member schools could be cancelled due to travel distance and other related factors

  • Attendance restrictions will be the same as varsity contests.

  • We will look to live stream as many contests as possible through BSDN Live youtube.com/bsdnlive and other digital sources.


Concessions:

  • No Concessions in Tier III

  • Limited Concessions in Tier II at Krantz Field (drinks and prepackaged items)


Cheer/Dance:

  • These groups have small enough numbers and will be permissible at home contests only. There will be no travel for these groups in Tier II and III.

  • Participant numbers in these groups will be limited with events indoors.


Marching Band/Pep Band:

  • Marching band will perform at the home games on 10/2, 10/16, and 10/23

  • No Pep Band performances inside or out in Tier II and III

  • Mr. Mount will reach out with any possible performance possibilities in the future


I recognize and understand the disappointment involved in these decisions. It is in no way what I had imagined my first months as the activities director at BHS would look like. Thank you for your understanding and support. We will continue to be in contact with you if anything changes.


Dan Hutsell

Blair High School

Assistant Principal & Activities Director