Mississippi Public Broadcasting has launched a new fifth channel on MPB Television that is specifically created to broadcast classroom instruction to Mississippi students.
1,606 NEW COVID-19 CASES and 40 NEW DEATHS as of JANUARY 17, 2021 | TOTAL CASES: 252,475 | DEATHS: 5,521 - SOURCE: MISSISSIPPI STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
COVID-19: Your Coronavirus Resource
COVID-19 is a new respiratory virus that causes flu-like illness ranging from mild to severe, with symptoms of fever, coughing, fatigue and difficulty breathing. The CDC and MSDH are working to detect, contain and limit the spread of cases in the U.S. and Mississippi should they occur. MSDH is actively preparing doctors and hospitals on how to respond safely and effectively to COVID-19 in Mississippi.
Like the flu, COVID-19 it is thought to be spread person-to-person by close contact (within 6 feet) and by coughing or sneezing. Other possible routes of transmission, such as touching surfaces contaminated by the virus, are also being investigated.
CORONAVIRUS IMPACT ON MISSISSIPPI
COVID-19: MISSISSIPPI STORIES
COVID-19: Mississippi Stories is a web series highlighting first-person accounts of living through the COVID-19 pandemic. The series was filmed during the summer and fall of 2020.
CASES BY MISSISSIPPI COUNTIES
Mississippi Mask Mandate Map
(Mississippi Emergency Management Agency)
STATE AND FEDERAL RESOURCES
SAFETY FOR MISSISSIPPI
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on responding to COVID-19
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on ventilator supplies and racial trends in COVID-19 data
MDE's MISSISSIPPI SCHOOLS: Guidance for the 2020 School Year
The process of returning to school will look different in the 2020-21 school year because of the ongoing threat of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Districts will need to adjust educational practices to best protect the health of students and staff in keeping with guidance from the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE), the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH), and the CDC. Click the provided link to read more on MDE's Mississippi Schools: Guidance for the 2020-21 School Year. https://mdek12.org/guidance2020-21
COVID - 19 PREVENTION TIPS FOR KIDS
Germs! - Sid the Science Kid - The Jim Henson Company
Arthur | Wearing a Mask! | PBS KIDS
Francine and Muffy talk about how to stay safe and support their friends and family by wearing a mask during these difficult times.
Watch and play more games at https://pbskids.org or download the *FREE* PBS KIDS Video and Games app at https://pbskids.org/apps/
How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus | Detroit PBS KID
Learn to Cough and Sneeze With Grover! | Sesame Street | PBS
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS, PARENTS AND STUDENTS
Chalkboard Ch@t is dedicated to providing up-to-date resources for teachers, parents, guardians, students and education enthusiasts.
Let our new MPB At-Home Learning web page help during this time. We are sharing resources to assist you to keep your children and students learning at home.
MISSISSIPPI EDUCATION CONNECTION: A partnership with the Mississippi Department of Education provides up-to-date educational resources for teachers, parents, and students.
LT. GOV. LAUNCHES ‘HEALTHY AT HOME
Teachers can opt to include a new project in enrichment packets sent home with students: assignments challenging students to think about how the COVID-19 crisis is impacting their