The Jones County Chamber of Commerce is committed to providing our local community and future visitors with the most current and relevant information available pertaining to COVID-19. If you have questions about the resources listed below or suggestions for new information to add, please reach out to our Chamber team. We hope you all stay safe!
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LATEST STATE MANDATES:
Gov. Reeves Ends Mask Mandate, COVID-19 Business Restrictions
Mississippians are encouraged, though not ordered, to continue to wear a face covering and practice social distancing. K-12 schools still require a mask where social distancing is not possible. Seating for K-12 extracurricular activities at outdoor venues is now set at 50% capacity and 25% maximum seating capacity inside. Seating capacity for indoor bowl and arena seating is now increased to 50%.
General Information & Resources:
COVID-19 Vaccine Available to All Mississippi Residents Beginning March 16
All Mississippi residents aged 16 and over are eligible for the coronavirus vaccine beginning Tuesday, March 16. People eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine can make an appointment at COVIDvaccine.umc.edu or by calling the COVID-19 call center at 1-877-978-6453.
State & National Resources
Attraction Updates (as of 10/1/20)
ReStart MS provides employers with information on employees presently filing or who have previously filed for Unemployment Insurance benefits. Utilizing this system will aid in the prevention of improper unemployment payments and assist in getting the workforce back to work sooner.
ReStart MS allows employers to report:
Mississippi Department of Employment Security: How to file unemployment claims
MDES announced that Mississippi workers who are not able to work due to COVID-19 are eligible to file for unemployment benefits. Based on guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor and Governor Tate Reeves, MDES is modifying existing unemployment compensation rules to include: