EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) – Sunday evening, Eau Claire Space College District Superintendent Mike Johnson confirmed throughout a WEAU newscast that winter sports activities shall be performed this college yr.
Fall sport athletes of the ECASD discovered it arduous to look at as neighboring college districts have been in a position to compete this season. Now, ECASD says they’re engaged on plans to ensure their winter athletes have an opportunity.
Johnson instructed WEAU,
“We’re planning on going ahead with winter sports activities athletics and actions. We had a gathering with about 40 to 45 dad and mom from North and Memorial, the place college management was in a position to share that info, get some suggestions from them and reply some questions.”
Though COVID-19 circumstances are surging throughout the state, North Excessive College’s athletic director Mike Pernsteiner says now that their tutorial mannequin is best understood, including in extracurricular actions is extra life like.
“We’re fairly assured that that is one thing that we are able to do and we are able to do safely and never interrupt what we’re doing academically,” mentioned Pernsteiner.
Much like how volleyball has been performed this fall in surrounding cities, winter sport athletes can even count on to put on a masks whereas enjoying indoors
“The state mandate for masks sporting is one thing that supersedes any pointers proper now from the WIAA … proper now the masks mandate says that anytime you’re indoors that you’d be sporting a masks, even when competing,” Pernsteiner mentioned.
Swimming and diving is the exception, nevertheless masks shall be worn proper earlier than and after athletes enter the water. As for spectator guidelines, this shall be determined by town county well being division in addition to every convention.
“Within the Huge Rivers we have now seven totally different counties to take care of so all people shall be getting that info out pretty quickly,” mentioned Johnson.
November sixteenth is the earliest potential day to follow for many of those sports activities.
“The game of wrestling for instance actually does should pair down their scheduling as a result of there received’t be these alternatives for multi staff occasions,” mentioned Pernsteiner.
Due to the close-contact nature of wrestling, athletes will solely be allowed a single twin each six to seven days.
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