JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - Gov. Tate Reeves signed an executive order limiting college stadiums to no more than 25% capacity while also maintaining six feet distance between individuals not in the same household.
This order is set to expire Monday, Aug. 31 at 8 a.m. The order could be extended.
Mississippi's two members of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), Mississippi State and Ole Miss, are scheduled to have their first home games on Oct. 3 and Sept. 26 respectively.
Southern Miss is scheduled to host South Alabama on Sept. 3.
Executive Order 1519 also puts limits on club areas and suites. Open this link to read the full order.
Indoor club areas shall be limited to a maximum of 50% seating capacity depending on space available to ensure a minimum of six feet social distancing between individuals not in the same household, with an additional 25% seating capacity in any outdoor seating areas.
Suite capacity shall be limited to a maximum of 50% seated capacity (indoor and outdoor) depending on space available
to ensure a minimum of six feet social distancing between individuals not in the same household.
Additional social distancing measures include:
- Everyone over the age of 6 must wear masks as they enter/exit and throughout the stadium, unless they are seated. Masks are strongly encouraged while seated.
- Gameday events such as tailgating and rallies outside the stadiums are prohibited.
- Individuals allowed on the sidelines are limited to those essential for the game.
- Concession stands are open, though grab-n-go food and drink options are strongly encouraged.
- All transactions should be contactless and touchless, such as mobile ticketing and cashless concessions.