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The Jackson County Board of Supervisors will have an emergency meeting on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 1 p.m. in the Board Room. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss current status of the County and what additional actions the Board of Supervisors may need to take concerning County operations, employees, policies, and other matters affecting the County during this state of emergency and to take such actions as deemed appropriate.
As of this morning, there has been one confirmed COVID-19 Virus in Jackson County. The Board of Supervisors, along with the Office of Emergency Services, and County Administrator office, are working closely with other cities and health related agencies within the County and State to make the best decisions regarding necessary precautions and future actions based on current information.
At this time, County offices will remain open to allow residents to conduct required business. However, there are some exceptions listed below and discussion is also underway to limit the number employees coming into offices, and access to some office related services and recreational facilities. We will send out updates as those decisions are made. In the meantime, we want to strongly discourage residents from social gatherings of 10 or more people and limit unnecessary trips to County facilities for the safety of all – this includes recreational facilities.
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.
The County is also asking residents to help us in these efforts by doing the following:
Along with following the above protocol, the following Departments are making specific cancellations, changes, or requests:
Animal Shelter – PLEASE VIEW ADOPTABLE ANIMALS ONLINE FIRST
We are going to do what we can to allow individuals to keep adopting animals as long as we possibly can, however, in order to do so, we need the cooperation of the public. Please understand that the following steps are being taken and asked of the public in order to save the lives of animals while limiting the potential for exposure of COVID-19 to our employees, their families, and other visitors:
Courts – 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.
Community Centers – https://www.co.jackson.ms.us/247/Community-Centers
Chancery Offices (Chancery Court, Land Records, Archives)
Recreation Facilities – Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Whispering Pines Golf Course
Veterans Affairs – 228-769-3075
Department of Human Services
In the event that Singing River Health System needs to set up COVID-19 drive through testing in the future, the Board did approve the use of the Pascagoula Fairground’s Pavilion. This is just a precautionary step in case it is needed.