Citing the continued and increased infectious spread of Covid-19 in the city of Jackson, as well as the corresponding rise in hospitalizations and death rate, Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba again signed an executive order extending the closure of City Hall and non-essential city offices to the public through Feb. 12.
“COVID-19 infection rates continue to rise and our hospitals continue to be overwhelmed,” Lumumba said. “As such, it is necessary for the health, safety and welfare of Jackson that we continue to take every precaution to limit exposure.”
City-owned or leased non-essential facilities will also remain closed, non-essential city employees will continue to work remotely and all non-essential city-sponsored travel will again be prohibited.
TSA, passport, open records and 2021 elections customers will still be permitted to enter City Hall and the Department of the Municipal Clerk will still be open to receive legal documents.
The Proclamation of Executive Order is effective Jan. 21 and shall remain in effect through Feb. 12 or until rescinded or superseded by another applicable proclamation of executive order.