(JACKSON, MS) – Today, City of Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba confirmed that he will not further extend the executive order that has kept City Hall and other non-essential city offices closed to the public since the holidays due to Covid-19 concerns. Non-essential employees who have been working remotely will also return to the office. And, all recommended social distancing, cleaning and masking guidelines will be strictly observed.
“We are by no means through this pandemic, but we are past the heightened exposure risks that came with the holidays. As such, it is necessary that we begin to carefully resume our regular operations with every social distancing, cleaning and masking precaution in place,” said Mayor Lumumba. “We ask City employees and the public to help keep everyone safe by adhering to these guidelines. And, as before, we will continue to monitor infection rates, confer with local health experts, and adjust our operations as necessary. I urge Jacksonians to please be safe, stay vigilant and continue to take every precaution.”
City of Jackson offices will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2021, in observance of Presidents Day. Offices will resume operations and open to the public on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.
Please note this announcement confirms that restrictions on public access to City buildings related to Covid-19 will be lifted. However, Jackson is anticipating inclement weather and City closures for weather related purposes are possible for next week.