Board backs fan ban

WOODSVILLE—The Haverhill Cooperative School Board reversed course on Monday night and voted to prohibit spectators from indoor winter sports.
In October, SAU-23 Superintendent Laurie Melanson told school board members that in light of an increase in COVID-19 cases throughout the region she was hesitant to permit fans at indoor sports, such as high school basketball at the Bagonzi Community Building, during the winter.
The next month, after some public input however, board members voted to allow two to three fans per home athlete as long as those fans could adhere to social distancing requirements, according to minutes of the Nov. 9 meeting.