Mississippi Governor limits high school football attendance to two guests per participant

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With Mississippi’s private high school football teams (Mid-South Association of Independent Schools) starting the regular season next week and practice starting Monday for the Mississippi High School Activities Association, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves is limiting crowd-size at games.

Read: Private schools to play high school football as scheduled

Reeves has issued an executive order limiting the number of guests to two per student participant.

Tate said, “Twenty-two players on a field is not going to overwhelm local hospitals or overly stress our health care system, but 2,000 people in the stands will.”

Read: MHSAA push regular season to September 4

The limit is in effect until August 31, but it can be extended.

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