Miss. school district to require proof of vaccination or negative test to attend athletic events
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A local school district is requiring proof of vaccination against the coronavirus or a negative COVID test in order to attend athletic events.
The Jefferson County School Board passed the policy unanimously at a meeting Wednesday.
“The purpose of this policy is to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 while allowing student-athletes and spectators to enjoy our athletic events safely,” read a post by the school district on social media.
The requirement calls for attendees to show proof that they are at least partially vaccinated or evidence of a negative PCR COVID-19 test within three days of the athletic event.
Additionally, only those twelve and older will be allowed to attend athletic events. All attendees must wear a mask and socially distance.
The policy will go into effect on Monday, August 30.
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