Effective June 30, 2020: Per the Second Amended Stay Safe Jackson Executive Order, individuals in the City of Jackson are required to wear a face covering in public. Business owners must require all parties (employees, patrons, etc.) to wear a face covering. Businesses found in violation will be shutdown for 24-hours and must submit an Attestation of Compliance with the City of Jackson before reopening. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, call our Hotline at 601-586-3067 and fill out the Symptom Collector. If you are in need of mental health support during this time, call our Mental Health Warmline at 601-586-3073. 

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PRESS RELEASE: City of Jackson Gives Progress Report on Russell C. Davis Planetarium

Posted on June 25, 2020

(Jackson, Miss.) – Thursday, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba along with Deputy Director of Cultural Services, David Lewis, and Planetarium Manager, Mike Williams announced updates related to the progress of the restoration of the Russell C. Davis Planetarium. “The Planetarium has been closed since April 2018 due to a roof leak and interior damage. Now that...
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City of Jackson June 2020 Newsletter

Posted on June 19, 2020

EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it in the JUNE 2020 Newsletter! In this issue we cover: JTRAN's Brand New Look Eased COVID-19 Restrictions COJ Food Box & Mask Distribution Paving Season 2020 TSA PreCheck Services Now Offered at City of Jackson Sesame Street Supports Remote Learning in the City Updates Parks & Rec. Summer Schedule
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PRESS RELEASE: JTRAN Reveals New Brand and Future Hybrid Electric Fleet Enhancements

Posted on June 11, 2020

(JACKSON, Miss.) – Thursday, The City of Jackson unveiled its newly rebranded transit system, completely changing its spelling from JATRAN to JTRAN and debuted two brand-new Gillig 35’ Low Floor Buses with the new brand scheme. The buses are the first in a series of scheduled purchases over the next two years. JTRAN’s first batch...

PRESS RELEASE: City of Jackson Alerts Customers to Sanitary Sewer Overflow/Bypass

Posted on June 10, 2020

(Jackson, Miss.) – On Monday, June 8, 2020, the City of Jackson issued an alert to customers in the Savanna Street Wastewater Treatment Plant area concerning a sanitary sewer overflow/bypass. The overflow occurred as a result of excessive infiltration and inflow after the significant rain event on June 8, 2020. The City of Jackson responds...
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Press Release: “Fertile Ground” Documentary About Mississippi’s Food Access Challenges Airing on Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)

Posted on June 9, 2020

Jackson, MS – June 01, 2020 – The City of Jackson announced today that Fertile Ground, a documentary examining the extensive impact the industrial food system has on Jacksonians, will air on June 10th at 7pm CST on the Mississippi Public Broadcasting television station and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) will make the documentary available online...
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Press Release: Mayor Lumumba Issues Statement in Support of George Floyd Demonstrations & Black Lives Matter Movement

Posted on June 4, 2020

“Today, as we all pause to commemorate the life of George Floyd, I extend my heartfelt sympathies to his family and loved ones.  I stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and all of those engaging in civil disobedience against police brutality and the abuse of black bodies across the country and around the...
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Press Release: City of Jackson Dept. of Parks & Recreation Provides Updates to Summer Event Schedule

Posted on June 4, 2020

(Jackson, Miss.) – Due the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Department of Parks & Recreation will continue to evaluate events scheduled from June 3rd through August 29th.  Most of our events have been cancelled in the best interest of the public, with the exception of the following: Mayor’s Cup Golf Tournament: May 22nd – rescheduled to August...

Press Release: City of Jackson Now Offering TSA PreCheck Services

Posted on June 4, 2020

(Jackson, Miss.) – Beginning today, the City of Jackson Department of the Municipal Clerk will offer TSA PreCheck services Monday – Friday from 8:30 am until 12:00 pm and 1:00pm until 5:00 pm in the old Chamber building located at 201 S. President Street, right next to City Hall. Those interested in registering for TSA...
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Press Release: City of Jackson to Distribute FREE Masks to Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Posted on June 2, 2020

(Jackson, Miss.) – Tuesday, Mayor Lumumba and Hinds County Supervisor, Robert Graham announced plans to distribute 75,000 masks to residents throughout the City of Jackson. The masks were given to the City by the Hinds County Board of Supervisors thanks to the collective efforts of Mississippi Emergency Management, FEMA, and the State of Mississippi. Supervisor...
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PRESS RELEASE: Sesame Street Supports City of Jackson with Remote Learning

Posted on May 29, 2020

(JACKSON, Miss.) – Friday, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba and Jackson Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Errick Greene announced that Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street, has provided 1500 distance learning kits to the City. The learning kits were given in an effort to support the City and JPS with engaging families in continuous learning...

PRESS RELEASE: City of Jackson Creates Taskforce to Develop Climate Change Solutions

Posted on May 28, 2020

(JACKSON, Miss.) –  The City of Jackson, along with local partners, has established the Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Taskforce, otherwise known as CliMAT, geared toward developing and implementing municipal climate change solutions by addressing climate change mitigation through the reduction of emissions, and adaptation. Through these climate actions, the task force will simultaneously address the...
MAY NEWS 2020

City of Jackson May 2020 Newsletter

Posted on May 22, 2020

Exciting news for the citizens of Jackson! We have published our all new, monthly City of Jackson newsletter for you to catch up on news in the City and from the Mayor's Office. Take a look inside the May 2020 issue. May 2020 Newsletter

PRESS RELEASE: Mayor Lumumba Eases Restrictions on Businesses; Urges Continued Vigilance amid COVID-19 Threat

Posted on May 16, 2020

(Jackson, Miss.) – Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba is slowly re-opening the Capital City following months of lockdown due to COVID-19, while acknowledging that data does not yet reflect that Jackson or the State of Mississippi has experienced a decline in the rate of new COVID-19 cases. “What I am faced with now is just not...
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PRESS RELEASE: Mayor Lumumba Announces Interlocal Agreement with Hinds County to Repave Robinson Road

Posted on May 6, 2020

(Jackson, MS) – Wednesday, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba along with Hinds County Supervisor Credell Calhoun announced the Robinson Road Repaving Project. The project will come in three phases. Phase I – includes Capitol Street to Ellis Avenue, current underway Phase II – includes Ellis Avenue to Highway 80 Phase III – includes Highway 80 to...

PRESS RELEASE: City of Jackson Awarded $1.2M From Surdna Foundation to Advance Racial Justice through Art

Posted on May 1, 2020

(JACKSON, Miss.) – The City of Jackson announced today that they received a $1.2M award from the Surdna Foundation to work with the Community Aid & Development Corporation as part of a regranting and municipal partnership, to invest in artists from communities of color. The award will be distributed in equal parts over the course...

PRESS RELEASE: Mayor Lumumba Extends Stay at Home Order Until May 15th

Posted on May 1, 2020

(JACKSON, Miss.) – Thursday, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba signed an Executive Order to further extend the current Stay at Home order from May 1st until May 15th. “I want to remind people that we are still in a critical stage in our fight to flatten the curve in this COVID-19 pandemic. It is imperative that...

PRESS RELEASE: Mayor Lumumba Announces $10K Reward for Information Leading to Arrest in Murder of 5-Year-Old Girl

Posted on April 27, 2020

(JACKSON, Miss.) – Monday, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba announced a $10,000.00 reward for information leading to an arrest in the fatal shooting of five-year-old Queenyana Davis, who was killed on Wednesday, April 15th. “Through the efforts of working and organizing several business members in our community, we have been able to collect funds or have...

PRESS RELEASE: Mayor Lumumba Announces Legal Action Against Canadian National Railway

Posted on April 27, 2020

(Jackson, MS) – Monday, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba announced that the City of Jackson has filed a lawsuit against Canadian National Railway to restore and reopen the underpass at Walter “Dutch” Welch Drive, at the railroad company’s expense. The City is also demanding that Canadian National adjust its operations to avoid routinely blocking existing crossings...
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PRESS RELEASE: City of Jackson Launches Mental Health ‘Warmline’; Partners with Social Workers and Faith Leaders To Help Citizens Cope with Self-Isolation During COVID-19 Crisis

Posted on April 24, 2020

(JACKSON, Miss.) – Friday, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba announced the launch of the City’s first-ever Mental Health ‘Warmline’, designed to help citizens cope with the mental toll of self-isolation during the COVID-19 public health crisis. “We are here to announce that the City of Jackson will be launching a ‘Warmline’- a warmline for people to...

PRESS RELEASE: City of Jackson First in the Nation to Launch COVID-19 Symptom Collector with Chrysalis Partners

Posted on April 10, 2020

JACKSON, Miss. – Friday, the City of Jackson with Chrysalis Partners, launched its new COVID-19 Symptom Collector; the latest measure taken by Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba in the City's response against the coronavirus. The tool allows individuals to report their symptoms in real-time, from the safety of their own homes, while avoiding unnecessary visits to...
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