The four local school boards continue to work towards allowing spectators at extracurriculars and sporting events.  

In a joint release, Conseil scolaire catholique Franco-Nord, Conseil scolaire public due Nord-Est de l’Ontario, Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board and the Near North District School Board say they’re working on viable solutions to enable the attendance of spectators as the next phase of their extra-curricular protocol. 

In the meantime, media will be allowed at both indoor and outdoor events.  

“We know the decision of spectators not being permitted at practices or games has not been favourable in the community,” states the release. “A decision has been made to allow the media to cover and/or broadcast school board events in our community, so the events may be shared with students’ families and friends, as well as the broader public.”

The protocol takes effect immediately.