No mask, no entry at Mississippi high school football games

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The Mississippi High School Activities Association is still locked in on a September 4th start date for high school football and now has new guidelines in place for what those games could look like.

For whatever patrons may or may not be allowed inside the stadium, it’s already been decided that no mask means no entry.

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As for the players, other considerations including doing away with pre-game and post-game handshaking as well as sharing any kind of equipment like uniforms and towels.

Team boxes on the sidelines will also be extended by 10 yards on either side to allow for six feet of social distancing for players that aren’t on the field of play.

The full list of considerations can be found on the MHSAA website also including cross country, swimming, and volleyball.

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