SALTILLO, Miss (WTVA) -- The Mayor of Saltillo is reacting to the crowds at a weekend graduation.
This after hundreds of people showed up on the school's football field for the ceremony.
Mayor Rex Smith reacted to the crowd after seeing it in our video footage of the event.
"Their families were comfortable together they felt a comfort being that close," Smith said.
"Hopefully there wasn't a lot of people that would have been in contact with people who had COVID."
Smith said that neither he nor the city board would likely enact anything that would make it mandatory for Saltillo residents to wear masks and social distance at events.
But Smith says that he and the board are encouraging residents to use CDC guidelines at all events inside and outdoors.
Governor Tate Reeves issued an order Friday which specifically limits the number of people at indoor and outdoor activities where social distancing is not possible.
Lee County School Superintendent Coke McGee did not go on camera, but released this statement:
"Social distancing guidelines were provided to students, parents and guests both before and the night of LCS graduation ceremonies.
Free face masks were available on all campuses and were encouraged to be worn at all ceremonies. Signage was clearly visible around all school campuses that encouraged proper social distancing during the graduation ceremonies. The Lee County School District will continue to encourage all individuals to practice safe, responsible actions that are recommended by the CDC and Mississippi State Department of Health."