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Southampton Schools To Enforce Capacity Limit For Indoor Sports; Unruly Spectator Pushes Bounds Of Mask Mandate – 27east.com

Indoor sports at the Southampton Union Free School District will soon have a new capacity limit in place, according to Superintendent of Schools Nicholas Dyno, who cited issues with social distancing and mask compliance among spectators.

Athletic Director Darren Phillips and Director of School Safety Franklin Trent are leading the charge by looking at what successful methods other districts have adopted, Dyno said, and will present their plan at a future Board of Education meeting.

Dyno expects it will involve a limited number of admission bracelets or tickets granted per athlete, who will distribute them as they please, as opposed to reducing the gymnasium to one-third capacity and allowing in spectators on a first-come, first-served basis.

“Other districts tried to implement that,” Dyno said last week at a Board of Education meeting, “and it was impossible for them to implement because there are so many doors and people coming in and just not following the crowd control mechanisms.”

At a recent indoor volleyball game at the Southampton Intermediate School, a parent reportedly refused to wear his mask and “dared us to call the police to have him forcibly removed because he’s an American and doesn’t feel he has to wear a mask,” Dyno said.

As it currently stands, the state-imposed mask mandate requires that masks be worn by students and staff at schools across New York, Dyno emphasized, “regardless of what our beliefs are.”

“I just want you to know, some of these games, we may have to involve police if it is to enforce our requirements that adults and everyone is masked up in the gymnasium, except sometimes the athletes who are playing a sport,” he said. “It did get ugly the other night, and it might continue if we have similar parents expressing themselves in the manner this parent did.”

Source: https://www.27east.com/southampton-press/southampton-schools-to-enforce-capacity-limit-for-indoor-sports-unruly-spectator-pushes-bounds-of-mask-mandate-1842472/

Indoor sports at the Southampton Union Free School District will soon have a new capacity limit in place, according to Superintendent of Schools Nicholas Dyno, who cited issues with social distancing and mask compliance among spectators.

Athletic Director Darren Phillips and Director of School Safety Franklin Trent are leading the charge by looking at what successful methods other districts have adopted, Dyno said, and will present their plan at a future Board of Education meeting.

Dyno expects it will involve a limited number of admission bracelets or tickets granted per athlete, who will distribute them as they please, as opposed to reducing the gymnasium to one-third capaci…….

Indoor sports at the Southampton Union Free School District will soon have a new capacity limit in place, according to Superintendent of Schools Nicholas Dyno, who cited issues with social distancing and mask compliance among spectators.

Athletic Director Darren Phillips and Director of School Safety Franklin Trent are leading the charge by looking at what successful methods other districts have adopted, Dyno said, and will present their plan at a future Board of Education meeting.

Dyno expects it will involve a limited number of admission bracelets or tickets granted per athlete, who will distribute them as they please, as opposed to reducing the gymnasium to one-third capaci…….

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