Spectator guidelines for sports season announced

from Patrick Gretzlock, Glenwood City High/Middle School Principal/Director of Athletics

It is with great excitement that we welcome back high school and middle school athletics to our school community. As we are about to unveil the 2020 Fall Sports’ Season, there are a number of adjustments that need to brought to light. It is imperative that we work to abide by these adjustments in an effort to provide a safe and successful season amidst a pandemic.

This fall will be unlike any other sports’ season and we hope that our Hilltopper Community will work to ensure that our season can provide some normalcy to our student-athletes. The following are the expectations for spectators at home events.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

• If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or you have been exposed in the past fourteen days to a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 DO NOT ATTEND THE EVENT.

• Spectators are encouraged to sanitize upon entry to our facility.

• Restrooms will be available.

• Concessions WILL NOT be available.

• INDOOR EVENTS: Masks are required for all in attendance at all times.

• OUTDOOR EVENTS: Masks are required when social distancing is not possible.

• Four (4) wristbands per student-athlete will be provided for all HOME events.

• Host schools determine the number of “wristbands/tickets” per student-athlete (see table below).

• Wristbands are available for family members only.

• Wristbands will be required for both home/away events.

• There is no charge for the wristbands (donations are accepted and appreciated).

• Sport-specific guidelines are available on our Activities Webpage (gcsd.k12.wi.us/activities)

We are fortunate to have an opportunity to watch our student-athletes participate in the activities they love this fall and our fans are fortunate to be able to attend. Regardless of the requirements, we ask that you remain respectful and compliant when you visit our facilities and those of our opponents. School officials, coaches and student-athletes have worked to develop and implement these strategies and we are doing our best to ensure that we maintain a safe and healthy environment for our entire school community.

FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE EXPECTATIONS MAY RESULT IN DENIAL OF ADMISSION TO FUTURE GLENWOOD CITY HIGH SCHOOL EVENTS

CROSS COUNTRY

• WIAA/NFHS Sport-specific guidelines will be implemented. Fans are asked to be mindful of social distancing guidelines while attending all events.

• Per Dunn-St. Croix Conference guidance, teams have been placed in four-team pods.

• Teams are to come to the event ready for competition.

• Coaches and student-athletes not competing are to wear masks at all times

FOOTBALL

• WIAA/NFHS Sport-specific guidelines will be implemented. Fans are asked to be mindful of social distancing guidelines while attending all events.

• Teams are to come to the event ready for competition.

• Locker rooms MAY BE available (as based on weather conditions).

• Coaches and student-athletes not competing are to wear masks at all times.

• Visiting teams will park and unload in the lower lot nearest the football field; teams will have access to porta potties.

• Home fans will be designated to sit on the press box-side bleachers; visiting fans will be designated to sit on the south side bleachers.

• Press box capacity will be limited to two coaches per team plus game workers; these individuals are to be masked at all times.

• Only members of the coaching staff and players are allowed on the sidelines. Other team personnel will be assigned to be on the track (no cleats of any kind are permitted on the track).

• Upon conclusion of the game, teams will exit the field one at a time.

VOLLEYBALL

• WIAA/NFHS Sport-specific guidelines will be implemented. Fans are asked to be mindful of social distancing guidelines while attending all events.

• Teams are to come to the event ready for competition.

• Coaches and student-athletes not competing are to wear masks at all times.

• Contests will be assigned to the following venue –

• Varsity/Junior Varsity – HS Gym

• C-Team – Elementary Gym

• Middle School – HS Gym

• Home fans will be designated to sit on the west bleachers (behind the team benches); visiting fans will be designated to sit on the east bleachers.

• Fans are asked to arrive near game time of their student-athlete’s level of competition. At the completion of the competition, fans exit the school. We will be clearing the gym between the various levels of competition.

• Fans for the varsity/8th grade competition will not be allowed to enter the gym until the gym has been cleared from the previous match.

ALLOWED SPECTATORS PER STUDENT-ATHLETE

Boyceville: 4

Colfax: 2

Durand: 4

Elk Mound: 4

Elmwood: 2

Mondovi: 4

Plum City: 2

Spring Valley: 4

Baldwin-Woodville: 2

St. Croix Central: 2

Clear Lake: 6 *Individuals MUST reside in same household

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