FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 11, 2021
MAYOR LUMUMBA ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER AMENDING COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR CITY EMPLOYEES EFFECTIVE MONDAY, AUGUST 16
Order Requires Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination by August 31st or Participation in Weekly Testing at Own Cost
Plus Wearing a Face Covering at All Times When at Work
(JACKSON, Miss.) – Today, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba signed an executive order amending Covid-19 guidelines to require that city employees provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination by no later than August 31, 2021. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on an individualized basis. City employees who choose not to provide proof of their full vaccination status shall participate in weekly testing at their own cost and will 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 shall take effect on Monday, August 16, 2021.
“COVID-19 poses a danger to the health and safety of the residents, visitors, and employees of the City of Jackson,” said Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba. “The Delta variant is here and it is highly transmissible, substantially increasing the risk of infection for not only our employees but the people they come into contact with every day. It is essential that we take every effort to mitigate its spread and promote the best health and safety practices recognized in light of current scientific understanding for health and well-being of our city.”
Please find a copy of the complete order attached and posted at www.jacksonms.gov.