A limited number of spectators will be allowed at Minnesota State High School League winter activities during the pandemic, and the Central Lakes Conference met on Jan. 8 to lay out a blueprint for what that will look like for member schools.
All CLC schools agreed to and voted to approve the following measures for each sport.
Boys and girls hockey: Two fans per junior varsity and varsity roster member, including coaches and managers. A maximum of 150 spectators will be allowed in the facility.
Boys and girls basketball: Two fans per junior varsity and varsity roster member, including coaches and managers. Fans allowed for B team and ninth-grade athletes will be decided on a school-by-school basis dictated by their facility and seating capacities. A maximum of 150 in the facility.
Dance: Two fans per participant at CLC events, with a maximum of 48 per school. A maximum of 150 total in the facility.
Nordic ski: A maximum of 250 people outside for events.
Wrestling: Two fans per junior varsity and varsity roster members, including coaches and managers. A maximum of 150 total.
Gymnastics and swimming and diving: Home fans only. Two spectators per junior varsity and varsity roster members, including managers and coaches not to exceed facility limits. Some schools may have larger capacity and can accommodate limited fans that will be discussed on an individual competition basis between the two competing schools.
Non-conference events: Anticipate all schools will be at the two-spectators per roster member maximum. No fans for visiting schools are also a possibility, depending on the facility’s accommodations.
Most of Alexandria Area High School’s home events will be livestreamed during the winter season for fans to watch. Those will predominantly be found on the AAHS website at https://www.alexschools.org/aahs. Some may also be found through the Discovery Middle School website at https://www.alexschools.org/Domain/156.