Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves announced Monday that he is extending his Covid-19 mitigation orders.
With Labor Day right around the corner, the governor urged people to continue social distancing and wearing masks.
The extended restrictions come with one change -- Reeves will increase the number of spectators allowed at school sports and extracurricular events to 25%.
Infections at school: In the past week alone, there have been 123 preliminary cases of coronavirus among teachers and staff, and 251 cases among students, said Dr. Paul Byers of Mississippi's Health Department.
There are now more than 3,400 students and 450 teachers under quarantine as a result of exposure, Byers said.
He added that the state's daily cases may be slightly going up, “but it’s not as dramatic as the increases that we saw, especially after the Fourth of July, and we certainly hope that we don’t see a similar picture after Labor Day.”