Safety at Sporting Events

Tri-state sports fans share their thoughts on wearing masks and face coverings at games.

Posted: Aug 31, 2020 10:30 PM

When discussions of sports being played in a pandemic began for the IHSAA, player and fan safety was one of the topics at the forefront of the conversation.

While fans are still adapting to the new mask mandates and face covering policies required at games, they are understanding of what needs to be done.

Wearing a mask is a necessary measure to make sure that sports and athletic programs do not shut down again.

"When you can't social distance at 6 feet, we've got to mask up and I know there's people that don't like that. But for right now that's our order and our mandate and we just need to follow it so that we can still have school and still have athletics. People are complying and doing a great job with it so I've not seen any issues with it. Our parents have been wonderful about supporting everything," said South Gibson School Coroporation Superintendent Stacey Humbaugh

"It gives an opportunity for the kids to improve on their skills, plus, a lot of these seniors, they're looking at maybe having a scholarship or something or going into a college that this will sharpen their talents and everything so that they can have that opportunity," said Gibson Southern Grandparent Joe Miller.

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Today's high of 93° not only marks our hottest recorded temperature of the year, but our highest since the afternoon of August 10th of 2020! Despite the oppressive heat, the day itself wasn't necessarily unpleasant; while peak temperatures climbed abnormally high for this time of the year, a weak cold front passing to our south ushered in a breezy northerly wind flow that helped take the edge off that summer-like heat across the Tri-State earlier this afternoon. The evening ahead will remain quite pleasant, albeit mild - expect the mercury to dip from 87° to 75° between dinnertime and 10PM. Between the northerly winds and clear conditions overnight, morning low temperatures will trend toward the upper 50s and low 60s early Tuesday; we'll fall to 60° even in Evansville.
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