Ole Miss opens football season with gameday guidelines

Ole Miss home opener preps

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Ole Miss is getting ready for their season opener tomorrow as Florida comes to Oxford for the kick-off of SEC Football.

Saturday is sure to be an exciting day for Ole Miss fans, but it’s also going to be quite a different atmosphere for fans attending the game because of guidelines meant to protect against spreading COVID-19.

The stadium will only be at 25% capacity. Fans are being reminded to wear masks and social distance. All gameday social gatherings on campus are prohibited, including tailgating and picnics.

Students are also being reminded that any off-campus gatherings must be limited to a maximum of 10 participants for indoor gatherings and 25 participants for outdoor gatherings.

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Ole Miss has had struggles with COVID-19 this year, including among their football team. Ole Miss now reports that all of the team has completed its second consecutive week without a new case.

Just a few weeks ago Ole Miss reported 288 active cases on campus. On Friday they’re reporting 26 cases on campus.

Kickoff for Saturday’s opener is 11 a.m. at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

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