FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 18, 2020
MAYOR LUMUMBA EXTENDS EXECUTIVE ORDER CLOSING CITY HALL AND NON-ESSENTIAL CITY OFFICES THROUGH JANUARY 6th
Order continues closure of City-owned or leased non-essential facilities, requires non-essential City employees to work remotely, and restricts City employee travel
(Jackson, Miss.) – TODAY, December 18, 2020, citing the continued and increased infectious spread of Covid-19 in the City of Jackson, as well as the corresponding rise in hospitalizations and death rate, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba again signed an executive order extending the closure of city hall and non-essential city offices to the public through the holiday season. Continuing the order executed on December 3, 2020, City-owned or leased non-essential facilities will also remain closed, non-essential city employees will continue to work remotely and all non-essential City-sponsored travel will again be prohibited.
TSA, passport and open records customers will still be permitted to enter City Hall and the Department of the Municipal Clerk will still be open to receive legal documents.
“The situation in Jackson has not gotten better. Infection rates have continued to rise since Thanksgiving and show little sign of decreasing as we head into the Christmas Holiday and New Year,” said Mayor Lumumba. “Covid-19 is impacting every neighborhood in the city. I ask Jacksonians to take this virus and the warnings from our health experts seriously. Please take every precaution to keep your neighbors, friends and loved ones healthy and safe.”
The Proclamation of Executive Order is effective Saturday, December 19, 2020 and shall remain in effect through Wednesday, January 6, 2021 or until rescinded or superseded by another applicable Proclamation of Executive Order.