HELPFUL RESOURCES DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
View a full list of available resources for Mississippians
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
A list of COVID-19 questions and answers.
Testing Site Locations and More
MSDH releases new preventive recommendations for COVID-19
State, County and City Orders During COVID-19
Shelter-In-Place, Curfews and More
Orders from the state, counties and cities during COVID-19
U.S. SBA Declares Mississippi Economic Disaster
DUE TO COVID-19
Small businesses can apply for low interest disaster loans
MISSISSIPPI COVID-19 HOTLINE
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THE HOTLINE IS NOW ACTIVE 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK
Essential vs. Non-Essential
Which Businesses Are Essential?
Definition of essential businesses and safety measures for COVID-19
Our mission, at the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, is to safeguard Mississippi and her citizens by fostering a culture of preparedness, executing timely response during disaster, and quickly restoring quality of life post event. Emergency Management is a comprehensive approach for administering and governing efforts in mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.
Recognizing that emergency management begins and ends at the local level, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is a vital asset for the state of Mississippi. Regardless of the threat, MEMA will plan and prepare for emergency scenarios, respond to and support local EMAs during emergency events, and coordinate and resource recovery efforts in the wake of a disaster.
– GREG MICHEL, EXECUTIVE DIRECTORREAD MORE >>
– CLAYTON FRENCH, OFFICE OF RECOVERY DIRECTOR
– LORETTA THORPE, OFFICE OF PREPAREDNESS DIRECTOR
– JANA HENDERSON, OFFICE OF MITIGATION DIRECTOR
- HOUSING AND ASSISTANCE
MEMA Encourages Use of Face Mask in Public Settings
( 06 April 2020 ) PEARL, Miss. – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Mississippi State Department of Health encourage Mississippians to wear face masks while in public to slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-10) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are challenging to [...]
Important Resources During COVID-19 Pandemic
( 06 April 2020 ) Unemployment Benefits: You are eligible to file a COVID-19 claim for unemployment benefits if you are/have been: Quarantined by a medical professional or a government agency Laid off or sent home without pay for an extended period by your employer due to COVID-19 concerns Diagnosed with COVID-19 Caring for an immediate family member who has [...]
COVID-19, Testing Sites, Closures and More
( 06 April 2020 ) The Internal Revenue Service has released guidance on how to apply for an “Economic Impact Payment” CLICK HERE for more on what you need to know: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/economic-impact-payments-what-you-need-to-know —————————————————————————————————————————————— The Mississippi State Department of Health has released a list of statewide testing locations: Requirements: These providers require that you have symptoms of COVID-19 in order to be [...]
Mississippi Blood Services Experiencing Blood Shortage
( 06 April 2020 ) PEARL, Miss. – As the Coronavirus outbreak continues, Mississippi Blood Services has been forced to cancel numerous blood drives resulting in a severe blood shortage. MEMA and the Mississippi State Department of Health encourage those that are able to donate visit any of the donation locations listed below to give blood. All blood types are [...]
MEMA Earthquake Program Manager Jasmine Johnson-Divinity explains Earthquake Preparedness as well as demonstrates what can happen to a home during a 2.0, 4.0, and 7.0 magnitude earthquake.
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant provides an update on the December 16th Tornado Outbreak.
Footage from Governor Phil Bryant's Aerial Assessment of the Yazoo Basin Backwater and MEMA's Boat Tour of the Eagle Lake Community.
MEMA4KIDS is all about preparedness.
We want to give students in grades K-8 the information, tools, strategies, and the peace of mind needed to be fully disaster prepared. After watching the videos and playing the online activities, students will be able to take the lead in showing their friends, family and community how to stay safe in an emergency.
We’re helping kids become true-blue Preparedness Pals!
VISIT OUR MEMA4KIDS WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATIONWWW.MEMA4KIDS.ORG