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Mask up for fall sports

Face masks have been the favored accessory at all Webster City sporting events this fall. If you want to attend, you need to wear one.

That was the message from WCHS athletic director Joe Shanks as he discussed the school’s decision to require masks due to the COVID-19 pandemic at all Lynx events. The WCHS school board adopted the protocols last month.

“We want to try to be as safe as possible in this era,” Shanks said. “Even though there are a lot of uncertainties, this is one way that we’re doing the best we can. We need people to accept the responsibility of being safe in this environment that we live in right

now.”

Whether fans are entering the football gates or the WCHS gymnasium for volleyball, a mask must be worn. Fans will also be required to keep their masks on while seated and when they move around, whether it be to use the restroom or purchase something from the concession stand.

Because of the mask requirement, WCHS will not limit fan attendance at any of its sporting events. “We liked the idea of requiring masks with unlimited attendance,” Shanks said. “Social distancing is going to be up to the people that come in.”

South Hamilton protocols

South Hamilton has its own mask protocols that were announced recently. Fans are required to wear masks when entering and moving around common areas. However, fans can choose to remove their masks once they are seated.

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