MHS sets policies with return of basketball


MENDOTA – With the start of the Illinois High School Association boys’ and girls’ basketball seasons this week, each school will have to follow guidelines determined by the Illinois Department of Public Health and the IHSA. Each school may also determine their own policies that are not mandated by either the IDPH or the IHSA.

The following policies have been established by the administration and athletic committee at Mendota High School:

  • 50-person capacity per game, per IDPH. Players, coaches, referees and other mandatory game personnel do not count toward the spectator limit.
  • Two tickets issued per player.
  • Each player will provide names of four immediate family members to MHS to use the two tickets.
  • Two family members per player are the only fans allowed to attend. No visitor fans or anyone else who does not have a ticket will be allowed in the gym.
  • Two seats will be assigned. Family members must sit in assigned seats.
  • All fans will be 30 feet off the court, which will result in the first 11 rows of bleachers being empty.
  • Masks must be worn properly at all times.
  • Temperature checks and COVID screenings will be done before every game to all who attend.
  • Parents will not receive any tickets for away games. Players only.
  • No concession stand.
  • Family members can stay for all three games. Players from different levels cannot be in the gym to watch the other levels play. (No varsity players in the gym to watch freshman or sophomore game.)
  • Freshman and sophomore parents are allowed to take their son/daughter home at the conclusion of their game.

Mendota’s boys’ and girls’ teams will each play five home games.