ATTENTION JACKSON RESIDENTS: Mayor Lumumba has issued a STAY AT HOME ORDER for the City of Jackson to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, which will take effect Friday, April 3, 2020, at 12:00 am. As a precaution, City Hall and all non-essential city government offices, including our Senior Community Centers and Early Childhood Development Centers will be closed until April 17, 2020. Public gatherings of 10 or more people are strictly prohibited. Restaurants may only operate as take-out, drive-through, or delivery service only. Please continue to exercise proper hygiene and social distancing. Information for more resources may be found here.

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STAY AT HOME ORDER

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...
SANITZER PRESSER

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...
COVID EXEC ORDERS

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...
Fertile Ground Expo Postpone

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...

PRESS RELEASE: Getac Video Solutions Rolls Out Body-Worn Camera Program with Jackson Police Department

Posted on March 5, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS, March 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Getac Video Solutions today announced it has completed the roll out of a body-worn camera (BWC) program for the Jackson Police Department (JPD) in Jackson, Miss. All JPD officers are now outfitted with a camera, furthering the city and police department's efforts to foster transparency, and continue building effective relationships between officers and residents. The technology...
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CDC Advises Public to Take Preventative Measures Amid Coronavirus Concern

Posted on March 4, 2020

While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the immediate risk to the general American public for contracting the coronavirus remains low, they suggest that now is the time for communities to start preparing. To stay up to date and informed on official coronavirus developments, you can sign up for the latest...
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Press Release: City of Jackson Announces Fertile Ground Project Expo

Posted on February 26, 2020

(Jackson, MS) - Tuesday, the City of Jackson announced the dates for The Fertile Ground Project Expo, a three-day event that is free to the public from April 9-11, 2020. In November 2018 the City of Jackson was selected as a Bloomberg Philanthropies 2018 Public Art Challenge winner. Jackson received up to $1 million for...

City of Jackson: Curbside and Dumpster Pickup

Posted on February 20, 2020

***UPDATE*** The City of Jackson has begun to work with companies to remove any remaining flood debris. Impacted residents with questions are asked to please contact: George Ford, Senior Project Coordinator for IMS Engineers at (601) 502-7724 or (601) 968-9194 ext. 158. Dumpster locations Canton Club Circle and Sedgewick Drive intersection River Road and Deer...
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PRESS RELEASE: Mayor Lumumba Announces $90M Settlement in Siemens Case

Posted on February 19, 2020

“In May 2017, I stood before you as I campaigned to become your mayor and I told you that we would build an administration that would be centered on ending corruption and determined to fight against contracts that do not serve the people. I committed to you that I would sue Siemens for the harm...

City-Wide Boil Water Notice Is Lifted

Posted on February 19, 2020

PWS 250008 (#1) PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER LIFT The precautionary boil water notice for the following residents on our drinking water system is now lifted: All surface water connections For more information, please call 601.960.2723 during business hours or 601-960-1777 / 601-960-1875 after 4 PM.

Local Officials Warn the Threat of the Pearl River Flood Isn’t Over Just Yet

Posted on February 18, 2020

(Jackson, MS) - This past weekend, the Jackson metro area saw historic flooding from the Pearl River. According to the National Weather Service, the Jackson metro area is under a FLASH FLOOD WATCH through late tonight. Now, local officials are saying the threat isn't over just yet. John Sigman, the General Manager for the Ross...

REVISION II: City of Jackson is Under a Boil Water Advisory

Posted on February 14, 2020

PWS 250008 (# 1) (REVISION #2) BOIL WATER NOTICE We routinely monitor the water for turbidity (cloudiness). This tells us whether we are effectively filtering the water supply. A water sample taken on January 28, 2020 showed a turbidity level of 1.35 turbidity units which is above the standard of .30 turbidity units. This occurred...

Mandatory Evacuation for Jackson Residents living in Floodplains Ahead of More Rainfall

Posted on February 13, 2020

(JACKSON, Miss.) – Friday, Mayor Lumumba ordered a MANDATORY EVACUATION notice for residents living near the Pearl River with the expectation that the river will crest at 38 feet on Sunday, February 16, 2020. Citizens are urged to take this flood warning seriously and take necessary precautions. Residents living in low-lying areas near the Pearl River...
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Press Release: Mayor Lumumba announces State Street repaving project; first of 2020

Posted on February 12, 2020

(JACKSON, Miss) - Monday, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba along with Mississippi Department of Transportation Commissioner Willie Simmons, and Jackson City Council President Virgi Lindsay announced the first road resurfacing project of 2020, happening on the N. State Street corridor between Fortification Street and Woodrow Wilson Avenue. "We are excited to announce the commencement of this...

Press Release: City of Jackson Braces for Another Round of Potential Flash Flooding; Urges Citizens to Take Precaution

Posted on February 12, 2020

(JACKSON, Miss.) – Due to the heavy rainfall forecast for the Jackson metro area late Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning, there is a high potential for flash flooding to occur in low-lying areas beginning at 4:00 pm. Citizens who experienced flooding during the January 14th rain event are especially prone to experiencing flooding over the...
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