BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- As most school districts have begun the 2020-2021 academic year with some form of a hybrid schedule, high school sports have been a hot topic as far as what seasons, schedules and championships will look like. 

Bloomfield fall sports teams have been practicing in some way or another since mid summer and many regular seasons are just kicking off this week. Bloomfield Athletic Director Steve Jenkins has released a statement with expectations for the 2020 fall season. 

The statement is as follows;

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"Our athletes have been hard at work since July to prepare for the fall season. Competition begins this week- and we ask your cooperation while attending our games.

All spectators must wear facial coverings and follow social distancing guidelines. As per State regulations, a maximum of 500 fans may be in attendance. Participants and Coaches do not count toward that number.

We value your support asking only that you do nothing to compromise our ability to compete. 

We have come a long way- it would be unfair to the student-athletes involved to place their seasons in jeopardy by failing to follow these simple rules. Regardless of the site- facial coverings and social distancing are mandatory- failure to do so can result in the competition being halted or canceled.

We are all in this together- and together we can see our athletes back on the field of play."