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Mississippi gaming to reopen next week

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Posted at 3:51 PM, May 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-16 16:51:32-04

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi's casinos have been scouring safety guidelines and preparing to put them in place before the businesses reopen doors to gamblers on Thursday.

The Mississippi Gaming Commission this week released the guidelines for gaming operations to resume.

Among the new rules, properties are limited to 50% occupancy and guests must be screened with questions about their health before they're allowed entry.

Meanwhile, Gov. Tate Reeves spent Saturday morning reading the names of thousands of graduating seniors who missed a traditional graduation because of the global pandemic.

Reeves said he wanted to host the virtual graduation ceremony because the graduates have "worked hard for years" and have "accomplished great things."

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