UPDATE: As of June 30, 2020, any individual who is over the age of two and able to medically tolerate a face covering shall be required to cover their nose and mouth with a face covering when in a public place per the second amended Stay Safe Jackson Executive Order. Individuals found in violation will be served with a citation carrying a fine not to exceed $300.00.
Furthermore, 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 shutdown for a 24-hour period and must sign an Attestation of Compliance with the City of Jackson.
As the City of Jackson continues with its phased approach to reopening, Mayor Lumumba has issued an amended Stay Safe Jackson executive order, effective June 4, 2020 to ensure safe practices while continuing to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
The updated guidelines are as follows:
- Everyone aged two-years and older must wear a facial covering when out in public
- Individuals who are not considered high risk are urged to exercise personal responsibility and accountability to reduce the spread of COVID-19, which can be spread unknowingly by those who are asymptomatic
- Vulnerable individuals such as those aged 65 and older and those with underlying health conditions are strongly encouraged to stay home.
- Individuals should maintain social distancing to the maximum extent possible and a minimum of at least six-feet.
- In spaces where social distancing is possible, gatherings are strictly limited to 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors.
- Non-essential travel should be limited as much as possible.
- Walking trails located in Jackson city parks are open for use where social distancing can be maintained. However, the use of all playgrounds, basketball courts, exercise equipment, etc. is prohibited. Click here for more updates from the Department of Parks and Recreation.
- City of Jackson swimming pools are closed.
- Restaurants, bars, personal grooming facilities, fitness centers, tattoo parlors, dance studios, libraries, museums, theaters, auditoriums, and outdoor places of amusement and recreation may open according to protocols 8-12 outlined in Mayor Lumumba's Stay Safe Jackson executive order.
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All remaining scheduled Public Hearings and Application Workshops regarding the development of the City of Jackson’s 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and its 2020 One-Year Action Plan have been postponed until further notice.
Additionally, the following facilities remain closed:
- Thalia Mara Hall
- Municipal Art Gallery
- Arts Center of Mississippi
- Smith Robertson Museum
- Russell C. Davis Planetarium (closed until 2022)
- Grove Park Community Center
- Jayne Avenue Community Center
- Vergy P. Middleton Community Center
- Battlefield Community Center
- Kurts Gym
- Sykes Gym
- Champion Gym
- Medger Evers Gym
- Westside Gym
As we work to further prevent the spread of COVID-19 by limiting large crowds, the City of Jackson has postponed the following events:
- Citizen's Police Academy
- TECH Jackson
- The Fertile Ground Expo
- Praise Dance Explosion
- Easter Egg Hunt
- Flipping Out Tumbling Event
Water Sewer Business Administration
Water Sewer Business Administration is open to the public, operating in a limited capacity until further notice. Customers needing to make a cash payment or to speak with a customer service representative in person can visit WSBA Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. All visitors are urged to wear a face-covering to ensure everyone's protection against transmission of COVID-19
Customers will still be able to pay water bills online, via Metro Center dropbox from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm on Monday – Friday or at the below alternative cash payment locations. To start a new service or to stop existing service, please call 601-960-2000 and a Customer Service Representative will assist you by phone, email, or fax. For those customers that do not have access to the internet, assistance is still available by appointment only.
As always, the health, safety, and well-being of our customers, associates, and our communities is of paramount concern. We will continue to monitor this quickly evolving situation and we’re here to assist our customers as needed. WSBA alternative cash payment locations are available to make cash payments as long as the locations remain open.
For the time being, JTRAN service will continue to operate during its normal hours of operation. In addition to the nightly deep cleaning that takes place on every JTRAN bus, soft cleanings are being performed every two hours during operating hours to disinfect all high-touch areas. JTRAN drivers have been equipped with personal hygiene.
All Jacksonians are urged to maintain proper handwashing and coughing hygiene and practice social distancing as much as possible. To further this effort, residents are encouraged to utilize online services as much as possible to complete city business and to please hold off on any city services that can wait until this emergency subsides. Take all necessary precautions as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control.
At this time, there are no changes to residential waste collection in the City of Jackson. Due to the impact of the unprecedented coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and Federal and State Emergency Declarations, Waste Management is focusing its employees on the collection of household waste, which is an essential health and safety service in our community.
We will continue curbside collection, however, there may be a delay in doing so. We are experiencing unprecedented volumes due to the stay at home order in our area, and we are committed to providing essential services to our communities. Rest assured, your regular 2x per week curbside waste collection will continue as normally scheduled. Please set your containers out at the curb the night before your regular collection day.
Your waste collection time may be different, so we are asking that you leave your waste out even if it beyond the time that your waste is usually collected. Please make sure all waste is bagged and containerized. Currently, Waste Management is servicing all routes in the City of Jackson with one helper on the back of the garbage truck to abide by Federal and State mandates of social distancing.
If you are sick, DO NOT go to the emergency room. Call your primary care physician to determine if you need to be tested for Coronavirus.
For Coronavirus updates, safety precautions, and links to more info, visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.