New guidelines from the state were announced in November that impact attendance at high school sporting events. On Tuesday, November 10 Governor Reynolds signed a new proclamation that limits indoor youth sporting events to only two spectators per each youth athlete. This applies to all indoor winter sporting events for at least the next 30 days.
- All spectators over 2 years old must wear masks and maintain 6 feet distance from other spectators
- Only two spectators permitted for each youth athlete
- Athletes can be closer than six feet and are not required to wear masks
The NEIC has established the following guidelines for all high school and middle school contests:
- If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days please do not attend.
- At all indoor events for Northeast Iowa Conference Member Schools, masks and physical distancing will be required for spectators.
- All proclamations from the Governor of Iowa and Guidance from the Iowa Department of Public Health will be followed.
- A system will be in place for all Northeast Iowa Conference Schools. Each participant directly competing will be issued two passes to be given to whomever they choose. Passes must be presented in order to gain access and for the opportunity to pay admission to the event they are wishing to attend. Bowling passes will only work for home contests at Comet Bowl. Coaches will get passes to each player. (At this time cheerleaders and band members will not be granted two passes according to the state.)
- Admission will be $5 for adults and $3 for students for high school events. Please plan accordingly and bring exact change.
- Spectators are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer.
- Limited concessions will be available.
All middle school events are currently canceled until December 10 as per Governor Reynolds' proclamation.
Charles City Community Schools is partnering with KCHA radio to provide high-quality live streaming for as many high school boys and girls basketball games and boys and girls bowling meets as possible. You can view the game on KCHAnews.com or CharlesCitySchools.org.