AURORA – With traditional fall and spring sports approaching, Waubonsie Valley released its outdoor spectator policy on Wednesday.
On March 8, the Illinois Department of Public Health and Illinois High School Association announced that outdoor venues could be allowed to have spectators up to 20% capacity. However, Waubonsie Valley Athletics will maintain the policies that they adhered to in the winter sports season.
In a two-page press release, the athletic department said that each athlete, including visiting teams, will have the ability to have two adults attend their contest. No siblings, boyfriends/girlfriends or student body will be allowed to attend.
Athletic events in Dick Kerner Stadium or the soccer stadium will have a check-in process to ensure that the facility stays within maximum allowed capacity. Seating will be allowed in the bleachers, but spectators will be responsible for maintaining proper social distancing throughout the event.
Athletic events outside of Dicker Kerner Stadium or the soccer stadium, like baseball, softball and tennis, will again rely on spectators to maintain proper social distancing.
All spectators are still required to wear masks while on school grounds. Spectators are also encouraged to arrive no more than ten minutes prior to an event and must leave school grounds immediately at the conclusion of the event. Admission to all contests will be free, and there will be no concessions available.
A live video stream of a select number of outdoor athletic events will be available on wvtvmedia.org.