Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Guidelines
Governor Tate Reeves’ Safe Return order. That means all businesses can reopen following strict regulations for safety measures in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. Many of the regulations affect gatherings and sanitation procedures within businesses. This order will be in place until June 15th, where the Governor will consider and review the progress of the next couple of weeks.
Governor Reeves has issued the Safe Worship Guidelines for churches as they prepare to welcome congregants back to their facilities. Click here for more...
HOW the Order will be enforced:
• Pursuant to Miss. Code Section 33-15-1 et seq., state and local emergency management officials can arrest violators who will be subject to up to a $500 fine and up to 6 months imprisonment.
Back To Business Mississippi Grant Program
Mississippi Development Authority is now accepting applications for the Back To Business Mississippi Grant Program signed into law by Governor Tate Reeves. The grants will be used to help businesses in Mississippi with 50 or fewer employees recover from the economic impact of COVID-19, including operating expenses and salaries.
For more information, visit https://www.backtobusinessms.org/
Please note that MDA will never ask for credit card information. There is no fee to submit an application.
SBA Paycheck Protection Program
The SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) authorizes up to $349 billion in forgivable loans to small businesses to pay their employees during the COVID-19 crisis.
LOANS WILL BE FORGIVEN IF:
1. The loan proceeds are used to cover payroll costs, most mortgage interest, rent, and utility costs over the 8-week period after the loan is made
2. Employee and compensation levels must be maintained. You have until June 30, 2020 to restore your full-time employment and salary levels for any changes made between February 15, 2020, and April 26, 2020
When can I apply? Starting April 3, 2020. FUNDS MOST LIKELY WILL RUN OUT BEFORE THE DEADLINE TO APPLY (JUNE 30, 2020)
Where can I apply? You can apply through any existing SBA lender
Who can apply? Any business with 500 or fewer employees can apply
What do I need to apply? Collateral or personal guarantee are not required. You will need to submit to your lender the following:
2. The required documentation to verify your payroll costs
How large can my loan be? Up to 2.25 times your monthly payroll with a $10 million cap
How much of my loan will be forgiven? You will owe money when your loan is due ONLY IF:
1. You do not maintain your staff and payroll
2. You use the loan amount for ANYTHING OTHER than payroll costs, mortgage interest, rent, and utility costs over the 8 weeks after getting the loan
How can I request loan forgiveness? You can submit a request to the lender that is servicing the loan. The lender must make a decision on the forgiveness of the loan within 60 days
What is my interest rate? 0.50% fixed interest rate
When do I need to start paying interest on my loan? All payments are deferred for 6 months
When is my loan due? In 2 years
Source: U.S. Department of the Treasury
Gabriel Prado | Director of Economic Development Department of Economic Development | City of Clinton, MS
Resources for Businesses
Resources and information for our business community on responding to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic from the Clinton Chamber of Commerce. More...
Temporary Signs, Banners and Tents Allowed
Mayor Phil Fisher has relaxed restrictions on temporary sign, banners, tents and ribbon flags for Clinton businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic. Businesses (not limited to restaurants) in Clinton that are providing online, carryout, delivery and curbside services may utilize these additional marketing tools to promote their operations during this emergency. Read more...
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
As we continue to deal with the COVID-19, it is important that our businesses in Clinton are aware of the economic resources available for them to face our current situation. That being said, the Department of Economic Development for the City of Clinton wanted to share with you the information that was put out by the state regarding the “SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program” to support our local businesses. Please share this information with anyone that you think could benefit from it.
- Mississippi is working closely with the U.S. Small Business Administration to activate the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program so we can protect our small businesses and their communities. The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.
- In another effort to help Mississippi small businesses, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is urging small business owners to fill out and submit a coronavirus impact report. “We are collecting this information so that Mississippi may request an Economic Injury Declaration from the Small Business Administration to aid in the economic loss suffered as a result of the COVID-19 event,” MEMA said in a statement.
- Once the paperwork is completed, you can send it directly to the MEMA State Coordinating Officer at email@example.com. Questions can be sent to that email as well.
Safer at Home Order (May 11, 2020)
In coordination with Governor Reeves' Amended Executive Order 1977, Mayor Phil Fisher has updated City operations for the COVID-19 response. Please continue to follow social distancing guidelines and health department recommendations. Please wear protective masks and sanitize your hands frequently.
We are all in this together. Please consider the other person, before you consider yourself. Together we can be a stronger community.
City of Clinton operations:
All parks are open. Please use social distancing best prtactices.
Curfew: No curfew has been issued by the City of Clinton. CPD is strictly enforcing the social distancing and shelter-in-place orders. Please self-enforce these orders before CPD has to enforce them.
Rumor Control: Please refrain from spreading misinformation regarding City operations. All official information, announcements and actions from the City will be posted on this page and shared with local media outlets.
The Mississippi State Department of Health announces cases of COVID-19 by county only. City officials are not notified by the MSDH of local cases. Please refrain from sharing false information. Please go to the MSDH web page for factual information. This link from the Health Dept. shows cases and their distribution across the state: https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/14,0,420.html
Please stay informed by the authorities, not the rumor mill.
For the safety of our staff we ask that residents please call 601-924-5474 for assistance. For a faster response, please use Ask The Mayor and we will respond to your concern, question and need within 24 hours.
Community Development: Please call the office (601-924-2256) or check on-line for forms and permits at https://www.clintonms.org/departments/business/community-development .
City officials have relaxed the temporary signage rules for businesses to share their operations with the public. Please utilize temporary signage to promote that you are open and serving the public.
Public Works/Garbage: Please pay water bills online, dropbox or by mail. Inside payment window is closed. Please utilize our drop boxes at Public Works, Municipal Annex and City Hall.
Garbage collection is still operating on regular schedule. Due to larger that usual amounts of waste and new DOT regulations preventing operation after dusk, trucks may miss a home on a regular scheduled day. If your garbage is missed, Waste Management will pick it up first thing the next morning.
Senior Services: The Wood Activity Center is open. Attendees are required to wear a facemask and keep social distances. Therapeutic Recreation Staff will host regularly scheduled aerobics and exercise classes through the Wood Acivity Center Facebook page and in th building.
Exercise classes take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in order to keep our Living Young participants active. Join us on Facebook Live and follow along with Seniorsize, Tai Chi and Flexercise. You won't need to have a Facebook account. Just grab a chair and click on THIS LINK to get connected.
Seniorsize - Tuesday and Thursday at 11AM
Tai Chi - Tuesdays at 2PM
Flexercise - Wednesdays at 11AM
The Mississippi Public Service Commission has lifted their temporary ban on disconnection of utility services, including water services. All bills are currently due and accounts must be brought current.
Customers who have lost their employment due to COVID-19, are asked to please contact the Water Dept. to make a payment plan to bring their account current by August 19, 2020.
Please note that those accounts that were delinquent for January, February and March (prior to the PSC order suspending late fees and cutoff) must pay their past due amounts, plus the April and May bill to avoid disconnection of service. These bills are due by June 19, 2020 at 4:00 P.M.
Individuals who have experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 panademic related to loss of employment in April and May are asked to contact the Water Dept at 601-924-2239 to arrange payment plans to bring their accounts current by August 19, 2020.
For the welfare of our customers and staff, please make every attempt to follow CDC guidelines for social distancing by utilizing the drop boxes (City Hall, Public Works, Municipal Annex) and the Drive-thru window at Public Works for your transactions.
Distance payment options:
- Dropboxes at City Hall, Municipal Annex and Public Works.
- Online at www.ClintonMS.org.
- Call 601-202-4382 to pay your bill through our automated water bill payment system. Customers wishing to utilize the service will need their account number.
Residents needing assistance with food, utility bills, and emotional care may contact these organizations.
Clinton Community Christian Corporation
The 4Cs provides emergency financial assistance, food, clothing, furniture, and other items, to families facing financial crisis. These include utility, rent, and prescription assistance. Website...
COVID related services: food, financial assistance, meal delivery.
Please call 601-924-9436 between 9 A.M. -5 P.M. to request assistance prior to visiting their office.
Second Harvest Food and Clothing Ministry
Second Harvest provides food, clothing, and counseling to residents of Hinds County two days a week.
Second Harvest is open Monday evenings at 4:30 P.M. and Wednesday mornings at 9:00 A.M. Second Harvest meets at Morrison Heights’ Missions Campus:
201 Morrison Drive
Clinton, MS 39056
For more information contact us at 601.925.6479.
Pinelake Church - Clinton Campus
The Care Center is a resource center where families in need can come to receive food and encouragement and hear about Christ. The Care Center offers food for families in need, but it's more than that, it's a place where you can find help and hope.
Open 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:30 pm
201 Clinton Center Drive | Clinton, MS 39056
601.919.4134 | firstname.lastname@example.org
We have had to close our gym facilities to help keep our members safe during this time, especially our senior members.
The staff have been calling our Senior members and checking on them. We have been finding out if they need any assistance or if there are things they may need that the Y can provide for them. We are trying to keep contact at least twice a week.
The Clinton YMCA is the headquarters for the YMCA Food Program. We have 6-8 sites that we serve free meals to any child 18 and younger during the Summer Time. One of the sites is at the Clinton Y on the front porch. During this time of need we have started our Summer Feeding Program early.
The program started on March 23rd and will last until the Schools resume back. We offer free meals Monday through Friday 12 pm to 1 pm. Because of the current situation we are providing a grab n go method. The other locations are at Westside Park, Grove Park, Battlefield Park and Vergy P. Middleton Park in Jackson.
We have opened our Childcare center to full day service during this time. We have spots available. Hours are 7 am to 6 pm. Children receive am snack, a lunch and a pm snack. The childcare staff are tutoring the children and scheduling school work time so the children can make sure to stay on top of their work. The price is $107 for Y members and $137 for non Y members.
For more information please contact Sara Cothran at email@example.com or 601.926.9243
Speaker Philip Gunn has had phone calls to his office forwarded to staff. If you need any help at all, please call 601-359-3300. Speaker Gunn has also set up an email address for you to ask questions or seek help. That address
State of Mississippi Coronavirus Website
Anyone with flu-like symptoms, especially those who are older or in poor health, should see a healthcare provider as a matter of general good health. Healthcare providers can assess individual cases which may need specific testing for COVID-19.
Prevention and Preparedness
Preventive measures against COVID-19 are the same as those for other respiratory viruses like the flu. To help prevent getting and spreading disease:
· Stay home if you are sick, and avoid close contact with anyone who is ill.
· Cover your coughs and sneezes. When possible, cough, sneeze or blow your nose into a tissue, and throw the tissue away.
· Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
· Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly, especially after coughing or sneezing, blowing your nose, and using the bathroom. Effective handwashing takes about 20 seconds, and includes cleaning under fingernails, between fingers, and washing the back of hands as well as the front.
· Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that are touched often.
· Stay in good overall health by eating right and staying active. If you are living with diabetes, heart disease or other condition, keep in touch with your doctor and stay current with your treatment.
· During or before flu season, get a flu shot. Flu vaccination can prevent the flu or make it less severe, and decrease your chance of hospitalization and death. It also keeps you healthier and better able to fight off infections.
For People at High Risk
People at risk for serious illness from COVID-19 are older adults and those with a chronic illness such as heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease. These people should take simple precautions at all times to limit their exposure to others who may be ill:
· Keep more space between you and others as you go through the day.
· Avoid crowds. When you do go out in public, keep away from others who are sick and limit close contact.
· Wash your hands often, especially after being in public places.
If COVID-19 begins to spread locally, you should stay home as much as possible. Having a supply of important medications and basic supplies can help.
For the latest information please visit the Health Department website at:
CPSD continues to update information related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please click here for their website and information updates.
Court services is back open, please call 601-924-4441 to obtain information about your new court date.
DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC WE HAVE RESET THE FOLLOWING COURT DATES:
COURT DATE NEW COURT DATE
4/1/2020 ANYTIME 8/20/2020 AT 1:00 PM
4/2/2020 ANYTIME 9/3/2020 AT 1:00 PM
4/8/2020 ANYTIME 9/10/2020 AT 1:00 PM
4/9/2020 ANYTIME 9/17/2020 AT 1:00 PM
4/15/2020 ANYTIME 9/24/2020 AT 1:00 PM
4/16/2020 ANYTIME 10/01/2020 AT 1:00 PM
4/21/2020 ANYTIME 10/22/2020 AT 1:00 PM
4/22/2020 ANYTIME 10/29/2020 AT 1:00 PM
4/23/2020 ANYTIME 11/5/2020 AT 1:00 PM
4/28/2020 ANYTIME 11/19/2020 AT 1:00 PM
4/29/2020 ANYTIME 12/3/2020 AT 1:00 PM
4/30/2020 ANYTIME 12/10/2020 AT 1:00 PM
You may email the Court Clerk, Rose Hageman at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also email one of the Deputy Clerks at:
Brianna Brooks – email@example.com
Amanda Clark – firstname.lastname@example.org
Brandy Williams – email@example.com
The office number is available to call for question – (601) 924-4411.
Credit card payments to be made at trafficpayment.com, by calling 800-444-1187 or by using the kiosk in our lobby at 305 Monroe Street.