ALL ADULTS NOW ALLOWED AT FLYERS VB GAMES
All adults will now be allowed to attend volleyball matches hosted by Freeman Public Schools, per board action Monday night, Sept. 14. Previously, the district was limiting the number of spectators to only those with date-specific vouchers; each rostered player was allowed five vouchers per match to try and limit the possible spread of COVID-19. Opposing teams were allotted the same number.
The district will continue to limit student attendance to only those in grades 9-12.
The Flyers are home Tuesday night against Bridgewater-Emery.
Superintendent Kevin Kunz told The Courier opening up the matches to all adults will allow school officials to see how much attendance actually grows and whether that will allow for appropriate distancing.
The action taken by the board assumes Freeman Public remains in tier 1 (green) of its three-tiered response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which means there have been no confirmed cases in the building. Should a case or cases of COVID-19 be confirmed in the school, the district would move into tier 2 (yellow) and reevaluate its response. That would likely include another look at how it deals with spectator sports. Tier 3 (red) means there is widespread exposure and confirmed cases and the building and activities would be shut down.
The Flyers hosted Bridgewater-Emery Tuesday night and are home against Scotland and Menno Sept. 22 and 24.