Visit Jackson Offers Info on Covid-19 Safe Practices

April 3, 2020

Visit Jackson is committed to keeping abreast of information from local, state, and national partners to continually monitor the ever-evolving situation associated with the COVID-19 outbreak, acting as an information liaison for our visitors, clients, and stakeholders.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will cooperate with directives from the Hinds County Board of Health (HCBH), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Currently, HCBH is working in conjunction with the Mississippi Department of Health (MSDH) to monitor the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The health and safety of our city’s residents and visitors is Visit Jackson’s highest priority. As you are aware, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) a Global Health Emergency. The United States has declared the virus a pandemic and the State of Mississippi and City of Jackson have issued “stay-at-home” orders.

Visit Jackson encourages visitors and citizens alike to take the precautions suggested by health experts.

Healthy Habits:

Wash hands often with soap and water. If not available, use hand sanitizer.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands

Avoid contact with people who are sick

Stay home while you are sick and avoid close contact with others

Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing

The latest information from health experts regarding COVID-19 can be found on these websites:

World Health Organization

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

City of Jackson, MS Coronavirus Resource Page

Mississippi State Department of Health

University of MS Medical Center

U.S. Travel Association

Mississippi Economic Council Business Resources

Coronavirus Hotline: The Mississippi State Department of Health is now operating a hotline for convenient answers to questions about COVID-19 by phone. Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline (8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday): 877-978-6453

Visit Jackson Questions & Concerns: Please contact Kim Lewis at 601-345-2553 or