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. 

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 simply a question of the data, but a question of what is practical based on the fact that so many cities are opening up around us. We can maintain our social distancing; we can maintain our procedures as a city, but it has little effect if people living in Jackson can go north, south, east, and west in order to go into places that are now open for public congregation,” said Mayor Lumumba at an emergency COVID-19 press briefing on May 8th.

The mayor along with several members of the COVID-19 Task Force have discussed the reopening plans and phases for the City of Jackson. The first phase will ease some restrictions on the operation of retail shops, restaurants, gyms and fitness studios, and personal grooming services such as hair and nail salons and barbershops. Visit the slow open for a complete list.

Additionally, Mayor Lumumba has issued three additional executive orders including Stay Safe Jackson which recommends staying home as much as possible, requires the wearing of a facial covering in public, along with other guidelines for businesses. The others include a nightly curfew from 11:00 pm – 5:00 am, and a continuance of the COVID-19 Civil Emergency and Closure of City Hall. Each order goes into effect Saturday, May 16, 2020.

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