This spectator limit can not stand. Indoor watch gatherings of live streams as an alternative to in-person, outdoor viewing does not seem to be "following the science."This was a podcast posted yesterday with Sam Knox from IHSA. Very good here, he does talk about how they don't agree with the masks for players playing the game (for many health reasons). He gives some insight on them waiting for feedback on any adjustments for that AND trying to change the 50 person spectator limit outside
OMG I was not aware about the wrestling without a mask, which is great, but then I agree making basketball players and any sport outside wear masks just doesn't make any sense. Just saying do what they say so we can play isn't right either. The World Health Organization has stated that athletes should not be wearing masks.There just needs to be consistency. Knox addressed the wrestling comparison in the podcast. If wrestlers can go at each other for 3 minutes without a mask, why do football players on the field have to when they are having much, much less contact with other people? And frankly if we aren't requiring wrestlers to compete with a mask, why the hell are we making any other athlete do it (especially the ones outside?) Common sense....
Six feet apart outdoors is actually unreasonable, particularly when seated with those in one's own family/social bubble. Indoors in church, family groups are even allowed to cluster. Just open up the attendance for 6 stinkin' Fridays when the weather may not actually even bring out huge throngs, especially if live streaming is in place, also. Keep the masks on and let folks cloister themselves according to their own trusted units or JUST CHOOSE NOT TO ATTEND. Students are (or should be) in close proximity to each other already inside the schools anyway.the 50 person spectator limit outside........
Are they seeing the key word of outside????? Seriously I get the indoors but in open air 6 ft apart their should not be a limit
They are 6ft apart...Six feet apart outdoors is actually unreasonable, particularly when seated with those in one's own family/social bubble. Indoors in church, family groups are even allowed to cluster. Just open up the attendance for 6 stinkin' Fridays when the weather may not actually even bring out huge throngs, especially if live streaming is in place, also. Keep the masks on and let folks cloister themselves according to their own trusted units or JUST CHOOSE NOT TO ATTEND. Students are (or should be) in close proximity to each other already inside the schools anyway.
Will just one mask suffice? I can’t imagine as I’m huffing and puffing at the gym right now and pulling my mask down for air. But I’m sure kids have better lungs than me.
The adults making these rules ought to try it out first and see how it works.
Way more feasible than a cloth mask which will get pushed and pulled by padding, let alone anyone who needs to pull out their mouthguard during the game, in between plays.I know this is not feasible for every athlete, but this shields were required at a couple of events for my sons lacrosse tournaments last fall, (BTW hundreds of athletes at each one playing full contact, no reported outbreaks following a single event, also prevented insanity in our household the last 6 months). Anyway they have a football helmet version as well. Have been approved by NFHS and accredited by PPE independent research. They attached to the face mask with velcro so should meet the requirements of the one option that is approved except that it is not a cloth mask it is actually better as it is polycarbonate and a solid shield.
The state has allowed different rules for the ncaa from the start. I am sure the reasons have to do with testing. Not all high schools are providing testingSo we have Spring college football being played in IL today, without masks. But high school spring football in IL requires masks. Is the difference that the NCAA tells IDPH to pound sand and IHSA feels accountable to IDPH?
I disagree. It is harder. Not impossible, but harder to take in more oxygen with a mask on than without one, especially when you are breathing heavier.I'm not arguing the point of whether or not kids should need to be wearing masks, but it's honestly not that much harder to breathe as you are wearing it during physical activity. It's more uncomfortable than anything else.
I was told by our coach plastic is Not approvedAgree it's way better than the cloth version. Can anyone confirm the plastic version is legal for use? The guidance posted above only shows a cloth version that attaches with velcro in the helmet. Or, is it safe to assume if NFHS approved, it's eligible?
Would be interested to know what insanity needs to stop.
That is unfortunate, because the product I was looking at has been approved by NFHS and actually looks and fits better than the horrible masks attached to the facemasks that they provided examples of. I have referred the company to the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee. Personally I know they don't need them from experience and it's too bad that no one is willing to actually look at a reasonable compromise. Also would eliminate the whole mouth guard issue as referees could still see if the player had them in or not.I was told by our coach plastic is Not approved
I just don't understand the thought process on how to mask a football team and based off of the examples provided that this product doesn't address the desired need.
Pending IDPH approval
For those interested, can read everything that is supposed to happen and be monitored
These kids have a higher probability of dying from being struck by lightning than dying of Covid.Insanity=thinking a piece a cloth will decrease the survival rate for 0-18 year olds and below which currently stands at 99.9994% and knowing that's far better than the risks of them dying in a car accident on the way to the game. Maybe we should make them walk to the games? Oh, and the 30 other states that have already held football seasons while not requiring masks. But who cares about the actual evidence. "Perception of safety" is more critical I guess.
Heard a report yesterday that Texas is going to open up fully next week. No masks. Let's keep an eye on that and see how it goes.
We will see how long these stand after unmonitored positive COVID cases from newly-exploding border crossings continue streaming northward.And Mississippi. Lubbock public schools in Texas already came out and said they are done with the mitigations and masks. Hundreds of TX businesses though have come out said no...we aren't following the governor, you need to be masked. I bet they open 100% though to get their revenue.