Attendance policy at high school events due to the coronavirus pandemic has been extremely controversial for many.
That controversy may finally be put to rest for a bit.
Governor Tate Reeves announced in a press conference on Monday that he will be upping the maximum attendance to 25% when social distancing is possible.
“Today, we are increasing the spectator requirements at K-12 sports. Our numbers are improving, and that means we can get closer and closer to life as we knew it. Your efforts are working—thank you,” said Reeves in his press conference.
The original order expired today at 8:00 A.M. However, most expected that Reeves would extend or amend the order into September.
Mississippi high school football is slated to begin this Thursday.