BREAKING NEWS:

This official policy extends to facilities anywhere on school property for the Fall, 2020 season.

Parents and fans of Mainland Regional High School, “Mustang Nation” will obviously be extremely upset by this decision.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, no fans will be allowed to attend home football games this season.

It is important to note that the school will be providing live streaming of the contests.

Here is the entire rationale behind the decision:

The issue of COVID-19 is processed so differently by people. Many are fully compliant and believe that it is a serious, highly contagious and potentially deadly disease.

Still, many others believe that it is being way over-hyped for political purposes and that 99.7 percent of those afflicted, promptly resolve from it in a short recovery period.

I happen to be in the “first camp.” It is serious. It is potentially deadly for those who are susceptible to it.

However, I fully understand how upset parents and fans are about not being able to attend their children’s outdoor games. It’s reasonable and it’s frustrating. People have grown weary over their normal activities and lives being so dramatically affected.

They’ll strenuously argue that this is an outdoor activity. The science has shown that outdoor transmission rates are much lower versus indoor events.

That’s absolutely true.

I firmly believe that shortly after the November 3, 2020 General Election, the atmosphere in our country regarding COVID-19 will dramatically change and for the better.

Whether You believe it or not, everything right now is being viewed through the prism of politics and the fast-approaching election.

Also, late this year, or, early next year, we’ll have a safe vaccine. We’ll also have reliable home testing which will deliver instant results.

Until then, between the unfortunate politics and legitimate concerns, this is the way that things are going to be.

There is a lack of trust in so many facets of daily lives.

It’s going to take some time and patience, but, this too shall pass.

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