TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Thursday, March 12, 2020, Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton requested that Tupelo Public Schools extend its spring break by two days.
Shelton addressed the entire community to also talk about other changes that are being made to lower the risk of Coronavirus spreading.
The mayor discussed schools and discussed city services during an afternoon news conference right at city hall.
For example, any scheduled appearances in municipal court will be pushed back to at least April first.
Any city organized park and recreation activities and police athletic league activities are canceled through the end of the month.
And as for schools, Mayor Shelton hopes to keep kids out of class for a couple of days.
“I have requested that the Tupelo school district close Monday and Tuesday I do not have the authority to mandate that the schools will be close but I have made that request to the Tupelo public school district school board," said Mayor Shelton.
The school district plans to take up the mayor's request tomorrow.
In the meantime, even with all those planned closures and cancellations, the mayor stressed that the city is open for business.