Dyer County announces guidelines for games during Executive Order 70

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Following Tennessee Governor Bill Lee's signing over Executive Order 70 on Sunday night, the Dyer County School system released a statement on Tuesday afternoon in regards to the order as well as the guidelines released by the Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association earlier in the day.

The statement read:

“On December 20, Governor Bill Lee signed Executive Order 70, which limits indoor gatherings to 10 or more people and encourages those gatherings to only include immediate family household members.  While the spread of the virus is at an all-time high, Dyer County Schools must do our part to prevent further spread.  In Governor Lee's address he also discussed the importance of school activities, but he went on to say that further restrictions would be released from TSSAA.  Those guidelines were released on Monday, December 21.  Dyer County Schools will continue to do our part to keep our students and staff healthy and safe and will follow these guidelines through January 19.

Bands, pep bands, cheerleaders, and dance teams may not attend athletic events in accordance with the new Executive Order.  The only attendees permitted at practices or games, in addition to the student-athletes on the team, are

- Players’ parents or guardians and immediate household members; 

Dyer County Schools will limit each player to a maximum of 4 tickets; 

- First Responders;

- Coaching and team personnel;

- School, game, and facility administrators;

- Athletics officials; and

- Media and athletic scouting personnel attending the event in their professional capacity. 

Social distancing between persons from different households is required. Dyer County Schools will require those that are in attendance to wear masks at all times.

We ask that you follow these guidelines so that our student-athletes may continue to participate in the games they have scheduled.   Thank you for your cooperation. Cheryl Mathis, Director of Schools”

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