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2 weeks ago @ 12:07PM

Bensalem Updated Mask Policy

Bensalem Township School District

Updated Masking Guidelines

 

Effective: 3/25/2021

 

Last night, the Bensalem Township School Board approved the revised Health and Safety plan. This plan includes our masking protocols to match the guidance from Dr. Damsker and the Bucks County Health Department. The following protocols are to be implemented beginning 3/25/2021, until such time that we are given any further guidance from local or state governing bodies.

 

Coaches, Workers, and Officials should wear masks at all times. It is not necessary for any of the adults near activities to take their mask off, so the expectation will still be that adults are wearing their mask at all times; this includes practices, games, and meetings. We are delineating indoor or outdoor activities. A REMINDER THAT WHEN INDOOR PRACTICES ARE NECESSITATED DUE TO WEATHER, EVERYONE WILL BE MASKED AT ALL TIMES!

 

Our masking rule for athletes will be determined by the sport and the guidance below. Our priority is to allow our athletes to compete. We will work with other schools to assure our athletes are able to compete following both school’s health and safety plans.

 

Baseball

  • Athletes will NOT BE REQUIRED to wear a mask while actively engaged in their sport/activity with the following exceptions:
    • Athletes will be required to wear a mask while in the dugout or not actively participating in the competition.
      • Athletes will still be required to socially distance in the dugout and on the sidelines.
    • Masks will be required of any person during a mound visit.

 

Softball

  • Athletes will NOT BE REQUIRED to wear a mask while actively engaged in their sport/activity with the following exceptions:
    • Athletes will be required to wear a mask while in the dugout or not actively participating in the competition.
      • Athletes will still be required to socially distance in the dugout and on the sidelines.
    • Masks will be required of any person during a mound visit.

 

Girls Lacrosse

  • Athletes will NOT BE REQUIRED to wear a mask while actively engaged in their sport/activity with the following exceptions:
    • Athletes will be required to wear a mask while on the sidelines or not actively participating in the competition.
      • Athletes will still be required to socially distance on the sidelines.
    • During timeouts, athletes will either need to maintain a six foot distance or don their mask.

 

Track and Field

  • Athletes will NOT BE REQUIRED to wear a mask while actively engaged in their sport/activity with the following exceptions:
    • Athletes will be required to wear a mask while on the sidelines or not actively participating in the competition.
      • Athletes will still be required to socially distance when they are waiting for their event or waiting for the meet to end.
    • Teams are encouraged to keep their athletes away from as many people as possible when waiting for their events to begin.

 

Tennis

  • Athletes will NOT BE REQUIRED to wear a mask while actively engaged in their sport/activity with the following exceptions:
    • Athletes are required to wear a mask when entering or exiting the courts. 
      • Athletes will still be required to socially distance when they are waiting for their match to begin or waiting for the rest of the team to finish their matches.
    • In the case of doubles, athletes are not required to mask unless they have a meeting within six feet. They should have a mask (face covering) available if a meeting is necessary. 

 

Volleyball

  • Due to the indoor nature of the sport, at this time, athletes ARE REQUIRED to wear masks at all times. 

 

Again, this is the current guidance and is subject to change if we see an increase in the number of cases or if the mandates from local and/or state officials change.

 

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