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Press Release: City of Jackson to Distribute FREE Masks to Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Posted on June 2, 2020


(Jackson, Miss.) – Tuesday, Mayor Lumumba and Hinds County Supervisor, Robert Graham announced plans to distribute 75,000 masks to residents throughout the City of Jackson. The masks were given to the City by the Hinds County Board of Supervisors thanks to the collective efforts of Mississippi Emergency Management, FEMA, and the State of Mississippi.

Supervisor Graham expressed gratitude for the partnership with the City of Jackson saying, “First I would like to thank MEMA, the Mississippi Emergency Management, FEMA, the Governor of the State of Mississippi for providing these masks to Hinds County and to the City of Jackson. I also would like to thank the Mayor for partnering with Hinds County and making sure that everyone in the City of Jackson has access to a mask.”

Mayor Lumumba has been a strong proponent of every citizen wearing a face covering to ensure everyone’s safety. During the press conference he said, “One of the most sacred and important responsibilities of elected officials is to ensure the safety of everyone that they serve. So I am very grateful, specifically for Hinds County for this very generous donation and I’m grateful to the President of the Hinds County Board of Supervisors, Robert Graham. It has been a delight, as we have dealt with this very unique challenge in this 100-year pandemic, that we have been able to call one another to discuss how we are able to support our community, discuss the challenges, and discuss solutions to those challenges. So, having the ability to be able to provide masks to our residents is a great assistance to the City of Jackson.”

The City of Jackson is set to receive another 50,000 masks from Hinds County for a grand total of 125,000 masks for Jackson residents.

Mask distribution times and locations are as follows:

  • Sykes Community Center
    Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 4:00 pm (while supplies last)
    520 Sykes Road
    Jackson, MS 39212
  • Westside Community Center
    Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 10:00 am (while supplies last)
    1444 Wiggins Road
    Jackson, MS 39209
  • Old Fred’s Parking Lot
    Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 4:00 pm (while supplies last)
    6200 Old Canton Road
    Jackson, MS 39211
  • Champions Gym
    Friday, June 5, 2020 at 10:00 am (while supplies last)
    1355 Hattiesburg Street
    Jackson, MS 39204
  • Vergy P. Middleton Community Center
    Friday, June 5, 2020 at 4:00 pm (while supplies last)
    3971 Flag Chapel Road
    Jackson, MS 39213
  • Pete Brown Golf Course
    Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 10:00 am (while supplies last)
    3200 Woodrow Wilson Drive
    Jackson, MS 39213
  • Metrocenter Parking Lot
    Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 2:00 pm (while supplies last)
    1000 Metrocenter
    Jackson, MS 39209


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