NSAA updates winter activity guidelines

The Nebraska School Activities Association released a new set of guidelines effective Jan. 4
“Circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic are constantly changing and vary from community to community,” said NSAA Executive Director Jay Bellar in a press release.
“Difficult decisions will have to be made from week to week or even day to day. The health and safety of students, staff and local communities remain the priority of the NSAA as we provide opportunities to participate in the winter sports season,” Bellar said.
As winter activities continue, the NSAA will continue to require spectators to wear face coverings at all times while attending indoor events. All coaches and non-active participants (those not currently on the court, mat or stage) are also required to wear face coverings at all times.
Attendance is restricted to 50% of occupancy.
For Chase County Schools, Activities Director Troy Hauxwell said 532 fans will be allowed in the Longhorn gym.
With the auxiliary gym doors for visitors and south main doors for home fans, the school will count how many people enter. Hauxwell said CCS would reevaluate the procedure following this Tuesday’s games.
CCS will not be providing concessions.
At Wauneta-Palisade Schools, visiting teams will still receive a set amount of tickets for each game, WP Athletic Director Joseph Frecks said.
“We are fully open to any WP spectators,” Frecks said, adding the school will keep a running count at the doors to make sure they stay under 50% occupancy.
The NSAA is still recommending six feet of physical distance between household groups in stands and spectator areas and separate points of entry and seating for home and visitor teams/spectators.


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