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The Jackson County 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.
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 will begin 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 are outlined below for County offices that are open to the public. Many of our offices, including those not listed below, are only being handled via phone or email so individuals are encouraged to call the office they are trying to reach.
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
Adult Detention Services
Tax Collector’s Office (see attached flyer below)
Garbage and Recycling
As a reminder, individuals can sign up to get updated notifications and news release by visiting www.co.jackson.ms.us