Outdoor sports in the Sioux Falls School District still won’t require spectator attendance restrictions while indoor sports will require restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a Tuesday decision.
The school board acknowledged this recommendation Monday, according to a press release from the athletics department. The board had no meeting scheduled for Monday.
Track and field, girls golf, boys tennis and baseball still won’t require spectator attendance restrictions as of the Tuesday decision. However, activities held indoors still require spectator attendance restrictions based on the capacity of the host facility.
This decision will be monitored and assessed very closely and the spectator attendance restrictions may be reimplemented at any time, according to the release.
“Please note that all other guidelines and protocols are still in place, and masks are still expected at all indoor and outdoor activities,” Casey Meile, district physical education and athletics director said in the release.
“These guidelines and protocols have provided the opportunity for safety at our activities and ultimately support our primary goal of continuing a traditional school setting in the Sioux Falls School District,” Meile added.