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ECSD Outlines Updated Regulations for Events

By Staff | Sep 2, 2020

“Our fall activities are currently up and running, and we are extremely excited to be able to offer these opportunities for our students,” said Mike Dunlap, Emmetsburg Community School District (ECSD) Athletic Director and E-Hawk Football Head Coach, in a recent letter to ECSD students, families, and community members.

With activities returning during a pandemic, Dunlap outlined various reccomendations and requirements that have been put in place in order to maintain everyone’s health and safety at this time.

“It is important to keep in mind that with these suggestions and regulations, our focus is being able to continue to offer these activities and keep everybody involved as safe as possible,” said Dunlap.

Anyone planning to attend events at Emmetsburg High School should be aware of the following:

Face Masks: While attending an event at Emmetsburg Community Schools, facemasks are encouraged but not required to be worn. Other districts in our conference and in our area will have different rules. Some districts are requiring facemasks in order to attend events. Please be prepared to adhere to rules set forth by other districts.

Social Distancing: Keeping a safe distance between family members is strongly encouraged. At volleyball events, there will only be one court playing at a time with both sides of the bleachers open. At football events we are very fortunate to have a setup in which the field is below the spectator area. This offers an excellent view of the game from anywhere you can stand. Please find an area that is 6 feet away from other families at both football and volleyball events.

Student Sections: Will sit every other row in the student section with social distancing precautions and wear a mask so our E-Hawks can compete.

Middle School Age Students and Under: This year, in order for a student that is middle school age or under to attend our events at Emmetsburg Community Schools, they must be accompanied by an adult. These students should also be seated with adults throughout the game.

Concession Stands: Currently a limited concession stand will be open at all events. Please follow the lines as indicated and follow social distancing guidelines.

“We are looking forward to being able to continue to provide these opportunities for our students in a safe environment,” Dunlap said. “Thank you for your attention and cooperation on these matters.”