Effective August 4, 2020: Citing the need for stronger action to flatten the curve of COVID-19, Mayor Lumumba has signed the Third Amended Stay Safe Jackson Executive Order which orders bars to close for inside service. All bars, nightclubs, lounges, taverns, and private clubs located in the City of Jackson shall close, except to the extent that such establishments ONLY provide take-out, pick up, delivery or drive-through services as allowed by law. Businesses found in violation will be shut down for 24-hours and must submit an Attestation of Compliance with the City of Jackson before reopening. Mayor Lumumba has also issued a Mayoral Curfew Order in the City of Jackson effective August 6th at 12 midnight - 5 am for the next five days. 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. 


Mayoral Curfew Order City of Jackson, Mississippi Effective Thursday 12 Midnight

Posted on August 4, 2020

Mayoral Curfew Order - Read the full Order here

Mayor Lumumba Signs Executive Order Closing Inside Bar Service And Continuing Limits on Social Gatherings

Posted on August 4, 2020


City of Jackson July 2020 Newsletter

Posted on July 20, 2020

EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it in the JULY 2020 Newsletter! In this issue we cover: Citywide Face Cover Mandate Vote to Relocate Andrew Jackson Statue Amended JPD Use of Force Policy Jackson Water Bill Blocked by Gov. Reeves Planetarium Progress Report Museum to Market Trail Groundbreaking Paving Season 2020: McDowell Rd Movies in the...
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PRESS RELEASE: Jackson Redevelopment Authority Welcomes New Executive Director

Posted on July 20, 2020

Seasoned Albany, Georgia developer selected as Jackson Redevelopment Authority leader. (JACKSON, Miss.) – Latoya Cutts, the former downtown manager and head of development for Albany, Georgia, has been named as the new executive director for the Jackson Redevelopment Authority (JRA). Cutts selection comes following a national search which included interview participation by members of the...

PRESS RELEASE: City of Jackson & MDOT Announce Groundbreaking for Mixed Use Trail from Fondren to Belhaven

Posted on July 14, 2020

(Jackson, Miss.) – Tuesday, The City of Jackson and the Mississippi Department of Transportation held a groundbreaking ceremony at the Mississippi Farmer’s Market on the corner of Jefferson Street and Mississippi Street to commemorate the beginning of City’s construction on the multi-use Museum Trail. The two-and-a-half-mile trail is expected to be complete by the end...

PRESS RELEASE: Mayor Lumumba Mandates Use of Facial Coverings for Individuals; Businesses in Jackson

Posted on June 30, 2020

(JACKSON, Miss.) – Tuesday, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued an executive order requiring all residents and visitors in the City of Jackson to wear a face covering while out in public. The second amended Stay Safe Jackson executive order further requires business owners to require all employees and patrons to wear a facial covering while...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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