Sally is the earliest 18th-named tropical storm to form in a single Atlantic hurricane season.
The majority of those in attendance broke social distancing guidelines as they mingled. Many did not wear masks, or wore them improperly, video footage shows.
Several states, including California, Arizona and Georgia, have seen new infections decline in recent weeks.
"(Kossuth Elementary School) Kindergarten Parents and Students, I apologize for the short notice. This is not something we want to do, but we believe this is the right thing to do," Principal Charla Essary wrote in a text message.
Forecasters predict that Hurricane Laura will strengthen to a major hurricane as it moves over the northwestern Gulf of Mexico, before making landfall on Wednesday.
The Lafayette County School District said they are "taking the steps to quarantine all of the 4th-grade class," after six of the 10 fourth-grade teachers were exposed to the novel virus.
"I do not want to live with a negative person like your self," the landlord commented minutes after reading the renter's anti-Trump post.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said on Tuesday that 60 percent of the illegal guns confiscated in Chicago come from out of state.
The superintendent suggested some parents could be sending their children to school while showing COVID-19-like symptoms or awaiting a test result.
In Mississippi, 71 of 82 counties have reported positive cases of the novel coronavirus within schools, according to state health officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs.
Washington state and Texas reported the highest increases in average positivity rates over the past two weeks.
The coroner said in a Facebook post that felt compelled to say something because of the "many facebook google experts and politicians with politically driven agendas driven by money reporting information that is twisted and false to the public."
"I think that we failed to operate with a sense of urgency," Jackson Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba said.
"Just as the Supreme Court swept away the mistaken doctrine of 'separate but equal,' so too should it eliminate the doctrine of qualified immunity," Reeves wrote after mentioning many Black Americans killed by police.
A seven-day rolling average shows between 20 and 25 percent of Mississippi residents who were tested for COVID-19 were infected with the virus.
Mississippi, Missouri, Alaska, Oklahoma and Louisiana have each seen an increase in the average daily new cases reported over recent weeks.
Mississippi saw the largest jump in the country over the last 14 days.
"Now, they're deemed essential workers, but they're still treated as disposable," said Lorena Quiroz, an organizer of Working Together MS.
Tate Reeves has issued an executive order requiring people in 13 counties hard-hit by COVID-19 to wear masks.
"Not only is it here, it's gonna get worse," Mississippi Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said at a news conference as he assessed the state's overwhelmed hospital infrastructure.
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Hundreds of employees at Mississippi's State Capitol were tested Monday after at least eight lawmakers had contracted the virus in recent days, a health official said. Test results showed that 26 state lawmakers are positive for coronavirus.
Jackson, Mississippi city council members voted Tuesday for a statue of President Andrew Jackson, for whom the city is named, to be removed.
Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves on Tuesday signed a bill that replaces the state flag with a new one that does not include Confederate iconography.
According to the latest forecast models, the next wave of dust will reach southeastern Texas, Louisiana and southern Mississippi.
Mississippi's House of Representatives passed a bill by a 91-23 margin, and it now moves to the state Senate. It has been the state's official flag since 1894.
Legislators are expected to start voting on Sunday to change Mississippi's 126-year-old state flag, which features a Confederate battle emblem that has long been decried as racist.
"My job as mayor is do to my best to keep our community safe, not make easy or politically popular decisions," Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton wrote about the announcement.
Trade winds blow dust from the Sahara westwards over the Atlantic every year.
"I began to reminisce about some of the things I endured here in Laurel and I had gone from that position to be in a position of the mayor, to be able to take that flag down and I wanted to do it to bring the people of Laurel together," Mayor Johnny Magee said of the executive order.