The Maquoketa Community School District heightened precautions for home events, and even canceled this year’s homecoming dance to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Because of Jackson County’s increased positivity rate, people attending home events in the district must adhere to the following rules:

Face coverings are required at all indoor and outdoor activities. 

Fans must leave empty every other row of bleachers to allow for social distancing. Bleachers will be marked.

Elementary-aged students (pre-kindergarten through fifth grade) are required to sit with their families.

No throwing/kicking of balls or running around.

No food will be allowed in the gymnasiums – only drinks. Food should be eaten in the cafeteria areas.

For more information, call the building office where you plan to attend the event.

The district announced Sept. 8 that it would cancel the homecoming dance.

“The increased COVID-19 positivity rate in Jackson County prevents us from safely hosting the event without risking the health of our students and staff,” district officials posted on Facebook.

The high school Student Senate is working to plan other homecoming week activities. Details will be announced as they become available.

For more information about the homecoming dance decision, call the high school at (563) 652-2451.