Allow Parents Entry To Cape Ann League HS Events

Allow Parents Entry To Cape Ann League HS Events

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ROBERT TAYLOR started this petition to Cape Ann League Athletic Directors and Administrators

This past week, the Cape Ann League Athletic Directors and Superintendents, voted to establish guidelines for the winter 2020-2021 sports season.

Under these new guidelines was a mandated policy of ZERO spectators attending any “practice or contest/game”.

The Athletic Directors and Superintendents claim to have established these new guidelines based on venue capacity, local and state ordinances from the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) and the MA Energy and Environmental Affairs, (EEA). 

However, on the subject of spectators attending sporting events, the MIAA follows the EEA ordinance, which states, “provided the presence of spectators plus players, coaches, referees and facility workers does not cause the facility to exceed more than 50% of the maximum occupancy for the indoor facility, then spectators for the players under 21 years old are allowed to attend, spectators are limited to two adults, parent/guardian or siblings of participating players…”

In short, the Cape Ann League Athletic Directors and Superintendents went well beyond the EEA guidelines and did so without any input from the parents/guardians of athletes, documentation, or scientific evidence to support their decision to ban all spectators.

So, what can be done?

First sign on to this petition and RESPECTFULLY REQUEST the Cape Ann League Athletic Directors and Superintendents call an emergency meeting and reverse their decision to ban spectators and adhere to the EEA guidelines allowing up to 2 spectators per athlete to attend winter sports contests in 2020-2021.

Second, spread the word!  Tell everyone you know to please sign this petition. 

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