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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Jackson County Service Availability (COVID-19)

COVID Alert for Jackson County

Jackson County Service Availability (COVID-19)

(updated 3/20/2020)

View MOST RECENT Information About Frequently Used Jackson County Services/Offices
Any Action Taken by the Board will be posted in Board Minutes

The Jackson County Board of Supervisors, along with the Office of Emergency Services, and County Administrator office, continue to work closely with other cities, counties, and health related agencies within the County and State to make the best decisions regarding necessary precautions and future actions based on current information.

It is extremely important that everyone follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the MS Department of Health to reduce the chances of transmitting the virus.

Beginning Thursday, March 19, the County began operating with limited staffing by utilizing flexible schedules in an effort to minimize the interaction and risk of transmitting COVID -19 between employees and members of the public. Specific schedules for the most frequently used County Departments can be viewed by opening the above link. Most of our offices, including those not listed, are only being handled via phone or email so individuals are encouraged to call the office they are trying to reach before going in person as many services can be handled online or over the phone.  In addition, available in-person services may, and will most likely, change as we receive more information about COVID-19.

We are continuing to take steps to keep our facilities clean and limit person-to-person contact as much as possible in an effort to keep everyone safe. 

  • Door handles, railings, work stations, public counters, and bathrooms are being sanitized more frequently
  • Hand sanitizing stations or dispensers are located throughout our facilities
  • County employees are encouraged to stay home if they are sick or have been around someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
  • Posters reminding individuals of proper precautions as well as available services and contact info will be posted at our facilities
  • A COVID-19 Informational Webpage link is posted on our website that will be updated as decisions are made

The County is also asking residents to help us in these efforts by doing the following if you HAVE to come into our offices:

  • If you are sick with any flu like symptoms, please stay home
  • Contact offices by phone before coming in person - limit unnecessary trips to County facilities
  • Residents are strongly discouraged from social gatherings of 10 or more people
  • If something CAN wait until a later date, please avoid visiting one of our facilities in person
  • If your County business can be taken care of via phone, email, or through our website www.co.jackson.ms.us, please utilize those options
  • Minimize the number of individuals from your party who enter our facilities
    – leave children, elderly, and individuals who have compromised immune systems at home
  • Practice social distancing by remaining at least 6’ away from others
  • Cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough and continue washing your hands frequently
  • Limit what you touch including counters, door handles, your face, etc.

REMINDER: If you believe you have COVID-19 STAY HOME - or call 228-809-5044 BEFORE going to the hospital, clinic, or doctor’s office for instructions.  This will prevent others who may be in waiting rooms for other issues from being exposed unnecessarily. 


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