Effective immediately, the Mississippi High School Activities Association has suspended all competition and practices for high school athletics through March 29 amid the outbreak of COVID-19 in Mississippi.
MHSAA suspends all competition and practices for high school athletics
Published 10:44 am Monday, March 16, 2020
Their decision applies regardless of whether or not a school is open or closed during this time frame, and goes for both interscholastic sports and fine-arts competitions. The MHSAA Executive Committee, made up of 15 administrators from across the state, and member institutions held a conference call at 9 a.m. on Monday morning, during which they came to the decision.
“We urge our member schools and their communities to take every possible precaution to remain safe and healthy,” MHSAA Executive Director Don Hinton said. “MHSAA leadership is working diligently to adjust to this rapidly evolving situation and will share updates as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to work through this unfortunate situation together.”