Mississippi school district votes to require vaccination or negative COVID test in order to attend games

Published 7:04 am Friday, August 27, 2021

A Mississippi school district will require proof of vaccination against the coronavirus or a negative COVID test in order to attend school athletic events.

The Jefferson County School Board passed the policy unanimously at a meeting Wednesday.

“The purpose of this policy is to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 while allowing student-athletes and spectators to enjoy our athletic events safely,” read a post by the school district on social media.

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The new requirement which goes in effect on Monday, Aug. 30, requires attendees either show proof that they are at least partially vaccinated or show evidence of a negative PCR COVID-19 test within three days of the athletic event.

Only people 12-years-old and older will be allowed to attend athletic events.

All attendees will be required to wear a mask and socially distance.