FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 20, 2021
MAYOR EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR CITY EMPLOYEES & CONTRACT WORKERS TO PROVIDE
PROOF OF COVID-19 VACCINATION TO OCTOBER 15th
Amended Executive Order Requires Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination or Participation in Weekly Testing at Own Cost, Plus Wearing of Facial Covering When at Work
(JACKSON, Miss.) – Today, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued an executive order extending the deadline for Covid-19 guidelines requiring City employees, as well as contractors and subcontractors who are paid in whole or in part from funds provided under a city contract, to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination to October 15, 2021.
Those employees and contractors, including temporary workers, who choose not to provide proof of their full vaccination status shall participate in weekly testing at their own cost. These employees will also continue to wear a face covering at all times when at the workplace and/or during working hours when they can be expected to physically interact with City employees and members of the public.
The order does allow for reasonable accommodations to be considered on an individualized basis. However, any employee, contractor or subcontractor that is not vaccinated must still participate in weekly testing.
The amended order is effective September 20, 2021.
Please find a copy of the complete order attached.