8/17/20 - High School Activities | Community College Quarantines | Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, and Th...

Published on 17 Aug 2020, 15:31
The Governor extends his mask mandate and provides guidance for high school activities.Then, one Mississippi community college has hundreds of students quarantined after an outbreak. We check in with the college's President.Plus, some 19th century painters are making an "impression" at the Mississippi Museum of Art.Segment 1:Governor Tate Reeves is extending his executive orders, which include a statewide mask mandate and social distancing, until the end of August. Reeves made the announcement last week during a press briefing. He says he is encouraged by the decline in daily cases over the last week, and encourages residents to remain diligent. Reeves also sees the downward trend as a promising sign for high school and college athletics. He says many students need sports or activities as a motivator to maintain grades and succeed. Segment 2:Hundreds of students at a community college in North Mississippi are quarantined after a coronavirus outbreak during the first week of school. Nearly 300 students who began in-person classes at Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville last week are now quarantined after at least nine cases of COVID-19 were confirmed on campus. Also in quarantine are more than 25 employees. College President Dr. Ricky Ford, tells our Ashley Norwood the high number in quarantine are result of the response measures the college has put in place to limit transmission.Segment 3:After briefly closing during the early months of the pandemic, the Mississippi Museum of Art is back - welcoming patrons to a variety of galleries. On view now through January 10 - Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, and Their Times: The Mellon Collection of French Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts showcases major schools of French art including Romanticism, Impressionism, and Cubism spanning 150 years. Betsy Bradley is Director of the Museum. She says the beauty and color of the new exhibit is a great way to welcome visitors back.