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Posted on: March 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Jackson County Service Availability (COVID-19)

COVID Alert for Jackson County

Jackson County Service Availability (COVID-19)

County Facility General Steps

During this time, steps are being taken 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
  • County employees who have travel plans, especially if public transportation is required or large crowds will be involved, are being asked to postpone their plans when possible
  • Posters reminding individuals of proper precautions will be posted at our facilities
  • A COVID-19 Update


Advice to Residents

The County is also asking residents to help us in these efforts by doing the following:

  • If you are sick with any flu-like symptoms, please stay home
  • 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, 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.


Department Specific Steps

 Animal Shelter –

  • View adoptable pets online
  • Only come to the shelter if you are serious about adopting a pet that you have seen online OR to reclaim your pet
  • Limit the number of people in your party – the shelter is going to take steps to limit the number of individuals in the shelter at one time
  • Keep your visit short



If you have a case pending and have an attorney, contact your attorney for updates regarding changes to court dates.  Otherwise, please contact the relevant court if you have not already been contacted.

  • Circuit Court – 288-769-3040
  • Justice – 228-769-3080
  • County Court – 228-769-3037
  • Chancery Court – 228-769-3453
  • Youth Court – 228-769-3076


Community Centers –

  • The Community Centers will be reaching out to event organizers to reschedule events through March 31, 2020
  • Event planners will be contacted by community centers, however, they are also welcome to call the specific center first


Recreation Facilities – Email

  • All County athletic facilities are closed including the bathrooms beginning March 17, 2020, until TBD
  • Parks and playgrounds will remain open for now, however, we are asking that people refrain from holding large gathering events such as birthday parties


Whispering Pines Golf Course

  • The course will remain open at this time
  • The grill will only have meals to go
  • Golfers are encouraged to come in small groups of less than 6 and to avoid spending time in the clubhouse
  • Any changes will be posted by the Golf Course Staff


Veterans Affairs – 228-769-3075

  • The office is closed, however, you can still contact by phone

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