Bars and nightclubs have to shut their doors, restaurants can only seat 50 percent capacity

As more information has been given from the national and state level, City of Jackson Mayor Scott Conger has amended the State of Emergency he made earlier this week to further prevent a case in the city of Jackson and Madison County.

“And do hereby declare an amendment to the state of emergency as follows", says Conger.

Mayor scott conger made an amendment to the state of emergency he declared Monday.

This amendment includes bars and nightclubs closing their doors, pharmacies and grocery stores dedicating their first hour of business to citizens 62 and older, all city venues closing except City Hall which will have limited access, restaurants seating only at 50 percent capacity with no more than 100 people, same for bars in restaurants, and all other venues will operate at 50 percent capacity.

Conger adds, “it is important that we are taking the precautions that are given to us by the CDC, by the local regional health department, and that we are not only making those decisions to impact ourselves but to make sure we are protecting that most vulnerable population.”

Conger also mentioned that they are working to have a COVID-19 testing location set up at the Jackson Fairgrounds, but his concern is the number of testing kits that are still needed.

The Jackson Transit Authority announced they will continue their services as normal except the closure of the Transfer Center building for the next two weeks.

“As of right now no one has asked us to cut anything to reduce anything, so we are going to continue to run as a service for the city of Jackson", says Jackson Transit Authority general manager, Travis Franklin.

As of right now more than a dozen for COVID-19 in Madison county some have come back negative and some are still pending the results. In Jackson, for 39 News, I’m Imani Williams.

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