Western Iowa Conference Guidelines for Event Attendance
In the early evening of January 7, 2021, Governor Reynolds modified the attendance rules for JH and HS activities. Based on this guidance, the following plans will be in place:
Effective January 11th and until further notice:
We understand that everyone wants the world, which includes attending school events, to return to normal. We all share that same hope. AND Every school's main purpose is to provide great instruction to our students; academics still must come first. Whatever we have been doing thus far has been very effective as we have had little to no spread within our buildings. (Thank you to our students, staff and families for being extra safe.) We want to do everything we can to continue with in-person instruction. Secondarily, we want to give all of our students every chance possible to complete all of their events and seasons, and that means we are going to proceed cautiously.
Representatives from each of the WIC schools met and came to consensus on the following guidelines:
- Masks will be worn at all times in the buildings
- All active participants (including cheerleaders, pep band, dance teams, etc) will be allowed to have their full immediate household PLUS 2 additional tickets they can share with grandparents, other close family or whomever they want.
- We will no longer be clearing the gyms. This means that once you enter the building for any game for which you have a ticket, you are allowed to attend all games in that building that night.
- Social distancing from other households will still be expected
We will follow these guidelines until we feel it would be safe to allow more in attendance. As you know, we are all coming off of the Winter Break where we know families and friends gathered. Our hope is if our numbers remain low, we will be able to increase the number of spectators. That being said, if our numbers increase, we know we would have to limit attendance.
Live stream of any event in the West Gym will still be through the Hudl camera to the YouTube Channel.
Thank you for adhering to these rules and for your support of our student athletes!
For more information, see each of the athletic pages: