Mississippi governor issues mask mandate; cites wanting to see college football as a reason
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in many states across the country, a handful of governors who haven’t already issued statewide mask mandates are considering it.
On Tuesday, Mississippi governor Tate Reeves issued one for his state, explaining it in a way that will resonate with college football fans.
Reeves said he hates wearing a mask, but he wants to watch college football this fall, so he’s going to do it:
BREAKING: Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves issues statewide mask mandate.
"I want to see college football. The best way for that to occur is for us all to realize is that wearing a mask, as irritating as that can be & I promise I hate it more than anyone watching, is critical."
— Ashton Pittman (@ashtonpittman) August 4, 2020
The SEC season is supposed to start on Sept. 26 with a 10-game, conference-only schedule. That means there is still over a month and a half to start flattening the curve once again.
Reeves and the rest of the state of Mississippi will be eager to see the first Egg Bowl between new Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin and new Mississippi State coach Mike Leach.