Due to the significant increase in COVID-19 positivity rates in our community and the Governor’s announcement today restricting social gatherings in Johnson County, the District is compelled to further limit any mass gatherings associated with District activities and events. As such, until further notice, the District is prohibiting all spectators at District-sponsored activities and athletic events held on District campuses. The restriction goes into effect today, Thursday, August 27, 2020, and helps ensure the continued health and safety of our student-athletes, student performers, staff, and coaches.
Our priority is to provide the opportunity for our student-athletes and performers to participate to the fullest extent that is safely possible. Any events that were previously scheduled for Thursday, August 27 through Saturday, August 29th will continue as planned; however, spectators will not be allowed. Any previously-distributed wristbands for entry to events are no longer valid. In addition, all regularly scheduled practices for Thursday, August 27 through Saturday, August 29 will proceed as planned.
We recognize that this is disappointing information. Athletic competitions and student performances serve as a way to bring our communities together. We celebrate our students, and more importantly, it allows our students to represent their schools with pride. We feel for our students that are missing the traditional experience, but we must continue to prioritize health and safety. #ICCSDtogether