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Through a collaborative effort between the City of Hattiesburg and their Community Working Group, our business community and healthcare providers we’ve compiled a list of suggestions and recommendations to guide private sector businesses looking to reopen.

This guide contains best practices on:

‣ Protecting employees and customers

‣ Cleaning, disinfecting, hygiene and sanitization

‣ Communicating with staff and the public

‣ Personal protective equipment

‣ Paid leave guidelines in federal law

‣ Industry-specific COVID-19 resources

Click here to view the full guide.


General Resources

ADP Member Support

All COVID-19 Executive Orders


COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout

  • Who is eligible?
    • Teachers, staff and employees in K-12, preschool or childcare settings. (For appointments on or after March 1st)
    • Public safety personnel: Law enforcement, public safety, fire services and emergency management officials. (For appointments on or after March 1st)
    • Adults aged 65 and older. Adults in this age group can be vaccinated at any of our drive-through locations below, or at some private healthcare providers. See below for appointment information.
    • Anyone 16 to 64 years old with a chronic health condition that may put them at higher risk from COVID-19. (18 or older at our drive-through sites.) For a list of qualifying health conditions please visit: MSDH
  • To find a vaccination site and to make an appointment please visit: MSDH COVID-19 Appointment
  • Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline – 877-978-6453 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday)

CDC Coronavirus Information

State of MS – Coronavirus 

MS Department of Health

MS Emergency Management

MDES Contact Center Information

  • Unemployment claimants should call 601-493-9427 or 601-326-1119 for the following services:
    • To file unemployment claims,
    • Ask questions about existing claims,
    • Password reset assistance, and
    • How to file weekly certifications
  • Claimants should call 601-493-9427 for the following services:
  • Call 601-493-9427 for the following services: