Gov. Reeves coronavirus press conference

JACKSON, Miss. (WTOK) - Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has already started talking with school leaders and parents to take a look at the spread of COVID-19 before he makes a decision on when classes will resume in Mississippi.

Students have been out since spring break and aren't scheduled to return until at least Apr. 20.

While some think schools will not reopen this semester, Reeves hinted otherwise in an interview on SuperTalk 103.3.

"We've got good things going on. We've got to get back in school as soon as possible so that our kids can learn and so that our kids can continue our upward trajectory on the test scores," the governor said. "We're not going to do end of the year testing this year because of this virus but we do need to continue to learn so that the next time we are competing and comparing ourselves to neighbors and our friends, that we're continuing to out trend and out pace this nation and outpace the world."

Reeves says he plans to make a decision about school by next Tuesday, if not sooner.