JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - If a school is fully virtual, extracurricular activities at the school will be postponed until in-person classes resume, the executive director of the Mississippi High School Activities Association said.
Ricky Neaves told WTVA 9 News this includes sports teams, chorus, band, speech and debate, cheerleading and dance team, chess, bass fishing and esports.
He said this action is needed for students’ safety.
Effective Wednesday, students at Calhoun City High School began attending virtual classes because of local COVID-19 outbreaks.
The students will learn from home for two weeks. The students are scheduled to return on Wednesday, Aug. 25.
The Calhoun City football team is already in quarantine because of several outbreaks within the program.
Assistant Superintendent Jeff Patton said the program had three coaches and one student test positive for the virus.
The quarantine is scheduled to end on Aug. 25.
The school had to cancel its scrimmage with Okolona.
When asked about the school’s Aug. 27 game with Houston, Neaves said Calhoun City has been notified it’ll have to forfeit the game.
In addition to postponing activities, all games while a school is fully virtual will be forfeited.
Note: The last sentence was added at 1:58 p.m.