Good morning, Tupelo and beyond. It’s Tuesday, March 31st and it’s the 91st day of the year.
On this day in history in 1146, Bernard of Clairveaux effectively kicks off the Second Crusade with his famous sermon in the field of Vezelay. In 1492, Queen Isabella I of Castile and King Ferdinand of Aragon issued the Alhambra Decree which expelled Jews from their kingdoms. Oliver Cromwell declined the English crown in 1657. Jimi Hendrix burned his guitar for the first time in London in 1967. In 1981, the first Raspberry Award for Worst Motion Picture of the Year was given to Can’t Stop the Music.
Here’s your #TransformationTuesday quote of the day.
“Even your past pain can be a blessing to someone. Hope lifters are willing to reach back and pass hope on.”
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.
Covid-19 Testing Locations
Need to be tested for coronavirus? These clinics offer testing. All clinics are using curbside services or bringing symptomatic patients into an isolated area of the clinic to protect them and other patients. *If you are a clinic owner offering testing and do not see your clinic listed below, send us a private Facebook message to give us your info.
- East Main Family Medical Clinic–curbside testing and isolation rooms for patients who need to come inside for treatment.
- Friendship Medical Clinics–Tupelo, Ecru, and New Albany locations have curbside testing available. Stay in car at all times, call your clinic when you’re in line for registration.
- Medplus Tupelo and Fulton locations offer curbside coronavirus testing. Check-in online at medpluscares.com and check cough and fever as your symptoms to get registered for testing. Wait for the clinic to call you to provide testing time.
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.
- Cockrell Banana offers curbside pickup for all of their produce items. Check out their Facebook page for a complete list.
If you are in need of food in the Tupelo area, Eight Days of Hope can bring it to your door with their Feed Tupelo program. Sign up for services here.
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.
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
Virtual Tours and Other At-Home Activities
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