The STAY SAFE JACKSON executive order has been issued for the City of Jackson, easing restrictions on movement within the City. Citizens must wear a facial covering while in public and maintain a social distance of at least six feet to prevent the spread of the COVID-19. Call the City of Jackson COVID-19 Hotline at 601-586-3067 and fill out the Symptom Collector if you are experiencing symptoms.

If you are in need of mental health support during this time, call our Mental Health Warmline at 601-586-3073. 


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...

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...

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...

PRESS RELEASE: City of Jackson Receives A+ Long Term Rating from Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings

Posted on April 9, 2020

(JACKSON, Miss.) – On Tuesday, April 7, 2020, Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings affirmed its ‘A+’ long-term rating of the City of Jackson's general obligation (GO) debt, during a time when most sectors of the nation’s economy received a downgrade due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 17th, S&P Global Economics determined that...

PRESS RELEASE: Mayor Lumumba Gives Update on COVID-19 Response; Announces New COVID-19 Hotline

Posted on April 7, 2020

(Jackson, Miss.) – Tuesday, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba announced significant measures that the City of Jackson is taking on to further its response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus public health crisis. “The City is expanding its testing by purchasing 6,000 of our own tests, 5,000 of which will be distributed through a partnership with Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive...

Mayor Lumumba Issues Stay at Home Order to Combat COVID-19 Outbreak

Posted on April 1, 2020

To further combat the spread of COVID-19 in the City of Jackson, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued a Stay at Home Order, effective April 3, 2020, directing all Jackson residents to stay at home and limit movements outside of their homes beyond essential needs. YOU CAN Go to the grocery or convenience store Go to...

PRESS RELEASE:The City of Jackson and Cathead Distillery Announce Free Hand Sanitizing Stations Around the City

Posted on March 30, 2020

(Jackson, MS) – Monday, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba along with Richard Patrick, Co-founder of Cathead Distillery, announced FREE hand sanitizing stations for citizens to fill up their own containers while supplies last in the wake of COVID-19. “Cathead Distillery has made the decision, seeing that we are in the midst of a global pandemic, to...
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PRESS RELEASE: City of Jackson and Veolia North America Urge Citizens to Keep Sewer Lines Clear; Avoid Flushing Inappropriate Items

Posted on March 25, 2020

(JACKSON, Miss.) – In an effort to keep sewer lines clear, the City of Jackson is asking residents to avoid flushing sanitation wipes, even if the package states they are flushable. Other alternatives to toilet paper including paper towels and facial tissues also should not be flushed in local sewer lines as people practice guidelines...
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PRESS RELEASE: City of Jackson Partners with Metropolitan YMCAs of Jackson to Combat Child Hunger Amid School Closures

Posted on March 25, 2020

(JACKSON, Miss.) – The City of Jackson Department of Parks and Recreation in partnership with the YMCAs of Mississippi’s Feeding Program is providing free Grab & Go meals to children ages 18 and under during school closings due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak. In addition to working with the YMCA to keep children well-nourished and...
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PRESS RELEASE: Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center to Operate 10 COVID-19 Testing Sites

Posted on March 20, 2020

(Jackson, MS) – Friday, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba along with Dr. Jasmine Chapman, CEO of Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center, announced testing site locations for the COVID-19 Coronavirus. “As reports of more confirmed cases of coronavirus in our state are made public, we want to let you know about the ten testing sites that will be...
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PRESS RELEASE: Mayor Lumumba Signs Executive Order Banning Gatherings of 10+ People, Closing Bars, and Limiting Restaurant Access Amid Public Health Crisis

Posted on March 18, 2020

(Jackson, MS) – Wednesday, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued an executive order prohibiting gatherings of 10 people or more, closing bars, and limiting access to restaurants in the City of Jackson. The function of the executive order serves to enforce the following: All restaurants located in the City of Jackson, with or without drive-in or...

PRESS RELEASE: Mayor Lumumba Declares Civil Emergency Amid COVID-19 Outbreak; Prohibits Gatherings of 50+ People

Posted on March 16, 2020

(Jackson, Miss.) – Monday, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba signed three executive orders declaring a civil emergency in the City of Jackson and to set forth other measures to help limit the spread and exposure to the COVID-19 Coronavirus. “We’re going to exercise the greatest level of caution, but we should not be surprised if we...
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Press Release: City of Jackson Postpones Fertile Ground Expo

Posted on March 16, 2020

Jackson, MS - March 16. 2020-  We are reaching out to you today with an update regarding the Fertile Ground Project’s 2020 Expo. Together with organizations across Jackson, the U.S., and around the world, we are monitoring the rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. At this time, we have decided to postpone the Fertile Ground Project’s...
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PRESS RELEASE: Mayor Lumumba Announces Coronavirus Taskforce Amid First Confirmed Case in Mississippi

Posted on March 12, 2020

(JACKSON, Miss.) Thursday, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba announced the formulation of the City of Jackson Coronavirus Taskforce to respond to the potential impact that COVID-19 could have on Jackson communities. This, after the Mississippi Department of Health confirmed the first reported case in the state, just hours earlier. The City's Coronavirus Taskforce will consist of...
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