The news is out: [Hundreds of people attended a block party in Jackson, Mississippi, on Labor Day, with little adherence to mask wearing and social distancing policies set forth by state and local officials.
Video footage captured by WAPT News shows a crowd of people gathered at the event on Dixon Road near McCain Avenue, located northwest of the city’s center. The party was for college students, according to the local station. There are a number of different colleges and universities that have campuses in Jackson.
The majority of those in attendance appeared to break social distancing guidelines, standing close to one another as they mingled. Many did not wear masks, or wore them improperly, the video footage shows.
The block party violated executive orders put forth by Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves. On August 4, Reeves announced that “every person in Mississippi shall wear a face covering, covering the nose and mouth” while inside public spaces and while in an outdoor public space “whenever it is not possible to maintain a minimum of six feet of social distancing.”]
That’s why education, in the US, is a joke.