Good morning, Tupelo and beyond. It’s Wednesday, March 25th and it’s the 85th day of the year. Here’s today’s quote of the day.

”Hope is a renewable option: If you run out of it at the end of the day, you get to start over in the morning.”

Barbara Kingsolver

Instead of sharing events, we’re now sharing resources to help you get through #socialdistancing. These resources will range from where to find free meals for your children through the week to virtual museum tours, learning resources, and other activities to do at home with the family. If you have any resources not listed that you would like to share with #OurTupelo drop your links in the comment section of this post. 

Find the latest local Covid-19 updates directly from the Mississippi State Department of Health right here on their website.

Click the following links to read Mayor Shelton’s Executive Orders on the Emergency Proclamation declared by the Mayor and the City of Tupelo on Saturday, March 21, 2020.

Shelter in Place Moratorium on Utility Disconnections/Evictions

Details on Essential/Nonessential Businesses

Signing of Executive Order

Senior Hours at Local Grocery Stores

  • Todd’s Big Star’s Seniors Only Shopping Hours are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am – 12 pm. Regular shopping hours will resume from 12 pm – 8 pm. Todd’s will follow these new hours every Tuesday and Thursday while following normal business hours of 7 am – 8 pm on Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, and Sun. Deli is open for takeout.
  • Food Giant of North Mississippi’s Senior Hour will be daily during the first hour they are open at 7 am.
  • Dollar General also offers its first hour of business to seniors and those at a higher risk of serious complications from coronavirus. Most locations open at 8 am, some open at 7 am. Check with your location to confirm their hours.

Beginning Monday, March 23rd, most if not all area school districts including but not limited to Tupelo Public School District, Lee County School District, Alcorn County School District, New Albany School District, Union County School District, Nettleton School District, and Monroe County School District. You can read the MDE’s complete list and meal pickup locations here.

Parents, welcome to homeschooling! Check out your school district’s online resources below. We will add to this list as more resources are made available. 

Tupelo Public School District

Lee County Schools

Union County Schools is conducting a survey to determine the needs of students to get access to online learning. Find it here.

Hatley Schools will be giving out instructional practice packets on Wednesday, March 25th from 10:30 to 5:30. Please pull up next to the cafeteria to pick up your child’s packet. Get more info here.

Free Online Learning and Reading Resources

Abcya.com

Pbskids.org

Storylineonline.net

Khanacademy.org

Virtual Tours and Other At-Home Activities

Museum Tours

National Park Tours

Street Art Tours 

Check out this list of 25 things to do at home during social distancing.

Check out ways to keep your kids entertained plus find more online learning sources here.

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