Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba extends the Executive Order closing City Hall and non-essential offices effective Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at 12:00 a.m. through Thursday, January 21, 2021, until rescinded or superseded by another applicable Proclamation or Executive Order. The Department of the Municipal Clerk at City Hall will still be open to receive legal documents as well as assist TSA, passport, open records and 2021 elections customers.  

COVID-19: Business Resources

It is critical that City of Jackson's business community take all necessary steps to help the city reduce the spread of COVID-19. There are a number of resources to assist business owners during these challenging times.

Business Information concerning Stay At Home Order

  • All essential businesses & operations may remain open and must comply with the specific social distancing requirements in the Order.
  • All non-essential businesses & operations must cease - except for handing basic minimum operations such as, handling payroll and security checks.
Essential BusinessesNon-Essential Businesses
  • Healthcare Workers & Caregivers
  • Public Safety
  • Human Services
  • Electricity & Utility Services
  • Food Services
  • Bars & Nightclubs
  • Entertainment Venues
  • Personal Care & Grooming
  • Retail Stores

Click here for Mayor Lumumba's Stay at Home Order.

Business Resources

Small Business Association







The U.S. Small Business Administration will work directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loanprogram provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.

Additionally, MEMA is gathering information on the economic loss to small businesses throughout the state as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. This information is being collected so that Mississippi may request an Economic Injury Declaration from the Small Business Administration to aid in the economic loss suffered as a result of the COVID-19 event.

Small business owners may access instructions to complete the worksheet showing that their business has suffered economic hardship as a result of the response efforts of the COVID-19 event. After business owners complete these worksheets, they can submit them directly to the MEMA State Coordinating Officer Todd DeMuth at, for inclusion into the SBA declaration request.

Hospitality Industry Resources

The Restaurant Opportunities Centers United is providing resources and financial assistance to restaurant workers impacted by the coronavirus crisis. Please visit their website to fill out an application.

The USBG National Charity Foundation is providing Bartender Emergency Assistance. Please visit their website for more information.

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