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Decorah School District staffers are working to decide how to apply Governor Reynolds' new rules about spectators at athletic events

Posted: Sun, Jan 10, 2021 11:24 AM

On Thursday, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds issued a new proclamation covering spectator guidelines at school district events and contests.  Decorah Community School district staffers did not immediately put the new guidelines into effect because of the sudden nature of the governor's announcement.  Weekend events continued to follow the existing restrictions and guidelines.

However, as the school week begins, administrators are promising they will provide new guidelines.  It is expected that those guidelines will allow more accessibility for spectators to come to Decorah Community Schools events, with a priority placed on families and students being able to be admitted.

Says Decorah High School Activities Director and Associate Principal Adam Riley, "While we are excited that the Governor has given schools the opportunity for more individuals to attend events, we need to be sure we have systems in place to host and manage these events safely.  This does include keeping capacity numbers at a level that allows for physical distancing to occur."

Riley says there will be further information released about future events after admission procedures are finalized by the Northeast Iowa Conference Administrators and the Decorah Community Schools.