FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 19, 2020 12:05 pm
Mississippi governor Tate Reeves announced today all public schools in the state will remain closed through at least April 17 due to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
On March 16, the Mississippi High School Activities Association suspended athletics and activities — including competition, practice and workouts — for all member schools through March 29 and until further notice.
“This is an rapidly evolving situation which our MHSAA office continues to monitor,” MHSAA Executive Director Don Hinton said. “We are in touch with state government officials, our MHSAA Executive Committee made up of school administrators from around the state as well as our MHSAA Sports Medicine Advisory committee. Per MHSAA policy, there will be no competition or practice in activities or athletics while our member schools are closed. We will continue to share updates as soon as possible.”