A reader recently asked us:
“Now that the CDC has lifted most of the restrictions surrounding the Covid-19 outbreak, why is the Wellsville High School graduation limited to only 5 guests per graduate? Many “American families” have two sets of parents, two sets of grandparents, plus brothers and sisters. With things changing so fast its hard to explain to people that we still can’t attend these kind of events without limitations.”
So we asked the boss, Superintendent of Wellsville Central Schools, David Foster, who is always very open and honest with public information:
“The State Department of Health continues to require 6 feet of distance between non-related crowd members with an overall event capacity limit at 500 for outdoor ceremonies for schools; this is regardless of the crowd’s vaccination status. However, due to the number of graduates and our desire to allow as many family members to attend as possible, we need an outdoor venue. The capacity limit of 500 allows for 4 tickets per graduate. We continue to evaluate our options about the location of the ceremony, but we will likely need to remain at the 4 ticket limit.”
Last year Wellsville Central Schools held graduation at the Wellsville Municipal Airport in a “drive-in movie” style format to allow maximum participation from families.