Madison is monitoring what’s happening with the coronavirus as national and state health officials make recommendations to ensure people’s safety.
We want to make sure we provide a safe and healthy environment for all our citizens of every age. Based on information and recommendations from the Mississippi State Department of Health, Madison is being cautious by suspending certain activities where our citizens gather on city property.
From now until March 31, the city is suspending all classes at Madison Square Center for the Arts and all arts and other activities held in the gymnasium.
In addition, all scheduled athletic games and practices at Madison Parks & Recreation fields at Liberty Park and the D1 facilities are suspended through March 31.
The Madison Community Center located on Old Canton Road and all of its activities will be closed through March 31.
We will keep a close eye on the spread of the virus and will re-evaluate our activities through the rest of this month.
We urge everyone to take the necessary precautions that are advocated by health officials: Stay home if you’re sick; cover your coughs and sneezes; avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth; and wash your hands thoroughly and frequently.
For more information, visit the Department of Health’s webpage, www.msdh.ms.gov. Anyone with questions about COVID-19, please contact a special state health hotline, 877-978-6453 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.