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.
All commercial entities, businesses, and facilities providing goods and/or services to the public must require all parties (ie. employees, patrons, customers, visitors, etc.) to wear a face covering. Such establishments must post the face-covering requirement stated in the Executive Order in a conspicuous location sufficient to provide notice to employees and visitors.
Businesses found in violation of this order will be immediately shut down for a 24-hour period and must sign an Attestation of Compliance with the City of Jackson.
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.
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Click here for Mayor Lumumba's Stay at Home Order.
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 email@example.com, 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.