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Delta State to expand community access, begin observance of summer hours on May 3

By April 23, 2021Community, COVID-19

CLEVELAND, Miss.— As more individuals are becoming vaccinated and COVID-19 infection numbers continue to decrease, Delta State University will begin to expand community access to campus facilities while continuing its observance of COVID-19 protocols.

Beginning Monday, May 3, Delta State will re-open facilities, including its natatorium, basketball gym, racquetball courts, tennis courts and fitness center, to registered community users.

In addition, the University will also resume the rental of campus facilities to the public, as outlined by its facility reservation policy.

Delta State’s CFO & Vice President for Finance & Administration James Rutledge said the university is looking forward to re-opening campus facilities and amenities to community members.

“We appreciate the continued support of our campus and the surrounding community in adhering to our DSU COVID-19 protocols,” said Delta State’s CFO & Vice President for Finance & Administration James Rutledge.

“Given the decrease in cases, along with the increasing number of individuals being vaccinated, University administration felt it was the appropriate time to relax some of our COVID-19 restrictions in compliance with guidelines from the CDC and the Mississippi State Department of Health.”

As the University transitions to summer hours on Monday, May 3 (7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, closed on Fridays), the Chick-Fil-A and Firehouse Subs, located in the H.L. Nowell Student Union, will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and closed on Fridays from May 3 through Aug. 15.

The DSU Book Store, also located in the student union, will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Fridays throughout the summer.

The Young Mauldin Cafeteria is set to re-open to the community beginning Sunday, Aug. 15.

With the relaxed restrictions, the University will continue enforcing COVID-19 protocols, including wearing face coverings, practicing social distancing and observing building/room capacity limits.

For the latest updates on Delta State’s COVID-19 protocols, visit