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Northwest announces basketball, volleyball attendance policy

Photo: Howard Coliseum, Northwest Mississippi Community College (NWCC Rangers photo)

As a continued result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Northwest Mississippi Community College has announced adjustments to its attendance policy at home basketball and volleyball games this season.

One of the most notable changes include a limit of 10 percent capacity inside Howard Coliseum, as mandated in an executive order by Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves. As a result, attendance will be limited to 240 spectators at all home contests this spring.

Available tickets will be offered first to the families of players and participants. Any extra tickets left will then be distributed to faculty, staff and students on a limited basis from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. on game days in the cafeteria at the Senatobia campus.

Students and employees will be allotted one ticket per event and must present Northwest IDs when picking up tickets. No general admission tickets will be sold.

All spectators will be required to wear masks and practice social distancing while inside the premises. All fans will also be required to sit in the bleachers with no loitering or standing in common areas of the coliseum.

Restrooms and a concession stand will remain open, although social distancing guidelines will remain in place.

“Through measures like social distancing and by placing limitations on athletic events, we were able to maintain safe and healthy campuses and centers this past fall,” Northwest President Dr. Michael Hiendl said. “As we look forward to hosting spring sporting events, we will maintain these prudent measures in order to continue safely this spring.”

If necessary, further adjustments will be announced throughout the season at All home contests will also be streamed live and in high definition on

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