Masks are still required in some specified settings, but Mississippi's statewide order expired on September 30.
Delta, now categorized as a post-tropical cyclone, "continues to be a heavy rainfall threat," the National Hurricane Center warned Sunday.
"Voters who aren't wearing masks could put public health at risk,' said Mississippi Representative Jeramey Anderson.
"Currently, 15 students have tested positive and 165 are quarantined. These numbers represent 35% of the total enrollment at the middle school," Long Beach School District Superintendent Jay Smith wrote in the letter. "These numbers represent 35% of the total enrollment at the middle school."
One teen described how he could still hear the gunshots and feel the moment his ATV was hit. The teen said he could see one of the men shooting at him from the driver's side and the other shooting at him across the truck's roof.
A letter circulating online is falsely attributed to Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves and wrongly claims that the statewide face mask requirement has been "abolished," officials warn.
A handful of southern states have each reported a drop in new COVID-19 deaths in recent weeks.
The woman, who was returning home from work, said she felt a "thump" as the suspected eastern rat snake suddenly fell down.
"It's definitely different. I would absolutely prefer to be [there] and be able to look at the players in their eyes and them see me on the field," Brennan Pugh, Vardaman High School's head football coach, told Newsweek.
The cyclone left half a million people in Florida and Alabama without power this week, contributing to a historically active hurricane season.
State Auditor Shad White also wants the University of Mississippi to withhold the two days' worth of pay, saying it's his responsibility to investigate the spending of public funds, including the salaries of public universities' faculty.
The National Weather Service predicts 10 to 20 inches of rain across the region, with "historic flooding possible."
The NWS warns that historic flooding is possible and extreme life-threatening flash flooding is likely through Wednesday.
The storm is expected to bring "life-threatening" floods along the coastlines of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Sally is expected to make landfall overnight into Tuesday morning.
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.