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The Mississippi Athletic Trainers' Association (MATA) works to improve the quality of health care for athletes,patients and to enhance the profession of Athletic Training through, advocacy, leadership, education and combined efforts with other allied health care professions. 

An Open Letter from the MATA Executive Board in response to COVID-19

Beloved family and friends of the Mississippi Athletic Trainers’ Association,


On behalf of the Executive Committee, we would like to extend our deepest, sincere thoughts and prayers during this time. We are going through unprecedented times with the Coronavirus, Covid-19.


We understand the “norm” has changed from moment to moment and day to day, from job requirements to job insecurities.


Please know that this does not only affect the Athletic Training Profession and the Health Care Profession, but all of us as a society.


Our main concern is that we are caring for ourselves, our families, our friends, our communities--while following the health and well-being guidance, instructions and mandates form our local, state and national government, including the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention and our very own State Department of Health.


Your Mississippi Athletic Trainers’ Association’s Executive Committee conducted our winter business meeting today. We have made the decision to not have our Summer Educational Symposium at the IP Casino Resort Spa previously scheduled for June 2, 3, 4, 2020. This was not an easy decision to make. We do feel though as we made it with the best interest of you our members. We will continue to conduct MATA business as usual and as items are presented and to the future of the "norm" changes. Please continue to be aware of any future MATA emails and social media messages as we move forward.


Once again, Athletic Trainers have committed to our service to our communities, patients and profession, maintaining the front lines. We are so proud of you for your attributes. Please remain safe and healthy.


If you feel the desire or need to reach out to any member of the MATA Executive Committee and or our ATs Care Rep Mark Porter, please do so, whether you maintain status quo or not! We are all in this together! We shall overcome! We got this!


Love and prayers,


Mississippi Athletic Trainers’ Association’s Executive Committee

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