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In light of COVID-19, please review the community announcements and resources below regarding the latest updates within West Tennessee. Remember to follow the Center for Disease and Prevention's (CDC) guidelines for practicing good hygiene in order to protect yourself and those around you. To learn more about COVID-19 and its symptoms, see the resources listed below.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

National Institutes of Health

Harvard Health Publishing - Harvard Medical School

Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry

According to the Madison County Health Department and West Tennessee Healthcare, visit your primary care provider first and foremost if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms. If you do not have a primary provider and would like to submit a sample, visit one of the following locations nearest you: Madison Family Practice, Jackson Clinic - North campus, LIFT Wellness Center, and the West Tennessee Healthcare walk-in clinic at Thomsen Farms in north Jackson.

West Tennessee Healthcare is currently prohibiting visitors in their inpatient facilities with limited exceptions.

Jackson-Madison County is now offering a COVID-19 Public Information Line for those with COVID-19 inquiries. Call 731-240-1771 between 8am-4:30pm on weekdays. If you call after hours or on weekends, leave a message and someone will return your call.

Walgreens and CVS is currently waiving delivery fees for prescription medication. Walgreens is also offering free delivery on any purchase on the company's website.

FamilyWize, a United Way partner, offers a free prescription savings card that can be used at Walgreens, CVS, Walmart, or Kroger. You can register here or you can present this card information to your local pharmacy provider since registration is not required.

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Mayor Conger Official Updates:

COVID-19 Update | State of Emergency | Press Conference on YouTube


Business Guidelines and Updates

For business-related information and resources regarding COVID-19, refer to the Jackson Chamber's resource page.


COVID-19 Updates of Confirmed Cases in West Tennessee (updated daily)

School Closures

Carroll County Schools: through April 24        

Chester County Schools: April 24

Crockett County Schools: April 24            

Decatur County Schools: April 24

Dyer County Schools: April 24                    

Gibson County Special School District: March 17-April 3

Hardeman County Schools: April 24    

Hardin County Schools: April 24

Haywood County Schools: April 24

Henry County School System: April 24

Humboldt City Schools: April 24

Jackson-Madison County Schools: April 24

• University School of Jackson: March 20-31
• Trinity Christian Academy: March 23-31
• Jackson Christian School: virtual classes from March 25 to at least April 3

McNairy County Schools: March 17-April 1

Lake County Schools: March 17-31  

Lexington City Schools: April 24

Weakley County Schools: April 24


U-Haul is offering 30-day, free self-storage to college students during the outbreak. Find a store nearest you.



Carroll County

Carroll County School buses is providing pickup meals to children 18 or under at various locations on Mondays and Thursdays. Six meals will be given to each student on Mondays and four on Thursdays. For a list of times and locations, click here

Chester County

Chester County Schools is providing breakfast and lunch to children (ages 18 or under) to pick up at Chester County High School from between 10am-12pm on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Chester County School's Food Pantry is providing canned goods for school families and employees starting at 9am each day. The pantry will close by 12pm or when all the food is taken. For more information, call 731-989-5148. One bag per family; separate bags will be given to students only.

Henderson Community Soup Kitchen will be open during regular hours on Wednesdays between 5:30pm-6:30pm and Saturdays between 10:30am-12pm.

Dyer County

AAA in Dyersburg is delivering prepaid grocery pickups and medications each weekday between 9am-4:30pm. Call 731-325-5355 for more information.

Dyer County Schools is providing breakfast and lunch to children (ages 18 or under) to pick up between 10:30am-12:30pm each weekday. A breakfast will also be given for the next morning.

Dyersburg City Schools' school bus cafe is providing breakfast and lunch to children (ages 18 or under) to pick up between 10:30am-11am each weekday. For a list of locations, click here.

Matthew 25:40 is providing snack dinners for school-age children between 3:30pm-5:00pm on weekdays.

Decatur County

Decatur County Schools is providing breakfast and lunch meals to families at Decatur County Middle School between 10am-1pm on weekdays.

Gibson County

CoCo’s Medina is offering free delivery to Medina, Humboldt, and Milan residents.

Gibson Special School District will providing pickup meals to children (ages 18 or under) starting March 30 between 11am-12:30pm daily at select locations on Mondays and Thursdays.

Humbolt City Schools is providing breakfast and lunch to children (ages 18 or under). Drive-thrus will take place between 10am-1pm at select locations. Adults can purchase breakfast and lunch for a small fee. On March 30, meals for the week will only be provided that day between 10am-1pm during Spring Break. Food distribution will resume on Mondays and Thursdays between 10am-1pm from April 6-24.

Humboldt Senior Resource Center is working to provide programs and meals via Meals on Wheels. Call 731-784-1137 for more information.

Milan Senior Citizens Center is providing meals to those unable to leave their home. Call 731-687-0851 for more information.

Milan Special School District is providing meals to all students. Each school will be open as different buses throughout the district serve meals between 10am-12:30pm. For a list of times and locations, click here.

Trenton Special School District is providing breakfast and lunch to children ages 18 and under from March 30-April 3 between 8am-9am and 11am-12pm at Trenton Elementary School Cafeteria. Meals will be delivered to different housing authorities within Trenton between 8am-8:15am.

Hardeman County

Bolivar's First United Methodist Church is assisting with grocery delivery. Call 731-658-5114 for more information.

Hardeman County Schools is providing sack lunches to students at each county school from March 30-April 3 between 10am-12pm.

Hardin County

Hardin County Schools is providing sack lunches to children (ages 18 or under) at 11 designated sites on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11am.

Haywood County

Haywood County senior citizens can apply at Southwest Human Resource Agency for meals to be delivered to their homes.

Henderson County

Beech River Baptist Association Disaster Relief in Lexington is providing grocery assistance/medication pickup. Call 731-968-7071 for more information.

Henderson County Schools is providing a week's worth of breakfast and lunch to children (ages 18 and under) to pick up each Monday between 8:30am-10:30am as long as schools remain closed. 

Henry County

Henry County Schools is operating on a modified bus route delivery system starting March 30-April 23 on Mondays and Thursdays between 11am-1pm near many of the schools' normal bus stops. Three days worth of breakfast and lunch will be provided each day.

Jackson-Madison County

JMCSS is providing breakfast and lunch to children (ages 18 or under) at select drive-thru locations from March 23-31 between 9am-11pm. Meal counts will be taken.

RIFA’s Bus Stop Café is providing Snack Backpacks to children throughout Jackson from March 23-27. RIFA has transitioned to food boxes instead of the daily meals twice a week served in the Soup Kitchen. 

Lake County
Lake County Schools is providing pickup meals to all students at select locations until further notice. If any student is in need of food prior to the scheduled distribution times, please stop by the school.

McNairy County

McNairy County Schools is providing breakfast and lunch to children ages 18 and under between 11am-12pm each day at Lake County High School in Tiptonville and at Lara Kendall School in Ridgely.

Weakley County

Central Baptist Church in Martin is providing grocery assistance. For more information, call 731-587-5311.

CoCo’s Martin is providing free delivery to Medina, Humboldt, and Milan residents.

Weakley County Schools is providing breakfast and lunch to children (ages 18 or under) to pickup between 11am-1pm each day. Meals will also be provided over the weekend. 


Internet and Utilities

AT&T will waive late fees for 60 days and will not terminate service to customers impacted by COVID-19. 

Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.

Comcast is offering qualifying students and parents 60 days of free internet through Comcast Internet Essentials during the outbreak.

Verizon will waive late fees for 60 days and will not terminate service to customers impacted by COVID-19. 

The Jackson Madison County Library is offering free Wifi access in their parking lot, along with other online services.

Carroll County

Carroll County Electric is suspending disconnects for non-payments until April 30. Please note that while services will not be disconnected, bills will continue to accrue.

Gibson County

Humboldt Utilities is suspending disconnects for non-payments until further notice. Please note that while services will not be disconnected, bills will continue to accrue. 

Trenton Light & Water is offering extension agreements. For more information, call 731-855-1561.

Henry County

Paris Board of Public Utilities is suspending disconnects for non-payments until further notice. Please note that while services will not be disconnected, bills will continue to accrue. Visit the company’s Facebook page for current updates.

Jackson-Madison County

JEA has suspended disconnections for non-payment until further notice. Please note that while services will not be disconnected, bills will continue to accrue. 

The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department is providing Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) services by phone. In-person appointments will remain available to participants without phone access.


Unemployment, Emergency Benefits, and Job Openings

File an unemployment claim. Due to the high volume of claims because of the COVID-19 emergency, if you file with any other method, processing your claim could be significantly delayed. For more information, click here. If your business is reducing hours or closing due to COVID-19, you may expedite the unemployment claim process for your employees.

The Tennessee Department of Human Services will be issuing Emergency Pandemic TANF, an emergency cash assistance program for those impacted by COVID-19. Emergency Pandemic TANF will utilize existing Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds. These benefits will be available for up to two months. Apply online here when the application becomes available.

Martin Housing Authority is offering Weakley residents affected by COVID-19 coverage assistance for electric bills. Call 731-587-3186 for more information.

WE CARE Ministries in Martin is offering emergency assistance to Weakley County residents. Call 731-587-6257 for more information.

Job Openings - Crockett County

Personnel Placements, LLC in Alamo has immediate openings for those with sewing experience. Call 731-470-4044 or email resume to

PictSweet Farms is looking to fill multiple positions. Apply here. Call 731-663-6642 after applying online.

Henderson County

Walmart in Lexington, Tennessee is looking for store associates. Apply here and reference Store 684.

Falcon Plastics is currently hiring. Apply here.

Madison County

All three Krogers in Jackson are currently hiring. Apply here or call one of the stores to receive more information.


Amazon is currently hiring. Click here to apply.

CVS is currently hiring. Click here to apply.


Virtual Learning

Adventure Academy allows students to learn across a range of educational topics while developing a small community. AA will be free to schools closed due to COVID-19.

Book Bank books and educational resources are available to First Book Members for only the cost of shipping & handling. 

Open eBooks is intended for students (ages 4-18) to use for school or pleasure reading. 

EdHelper is providing daily free workbook pages for grades K-6.

Jackson Madison County Library released an online streaming service, Hoopla. For more information or technical support, call 731-425-8600.

Scholastic released a Free Virtual Learning Resource Center that parents and teachers can utilize for in-home learning.

Verizon Innovative Learning Schools Connection offers resources and tips for schools and teachers on how prepare for and implement robust digital learning plans. Company partner, Digital Promise, also has helpful COVID-19 online learning resources and FAQs.


Donate or Volunteer

The West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation is making an initial contribution of $20,000 to the COVID-19 Response Fund and encourages fellow citizens to contribute as well. Gifts may be mailed to The Foundation at 74 Directors Row, Jackson, TN 38305 or made online.

Jackson-Madison County

Lifeline Blood Services is in urgent need of blood donations. Visit the center during business hours from Monday through Friday between 9am-6pm to donate. To speed the donation process, complete the online medical questionnaire before you arrive. 

RIFA is recruiting volunteers to help provide food to those who need it. For more information, contact Dan Ward in advance at 731-427-7963 or 

Weakley County

Weakley County Government and Martin Housing Authority have partnered to initiate Light the Way - Weakley County, an electricity assistance program comprised entirely of donations from Weakley County residents. 100% of all donated funds will be utilized to serve local citizens affected by COVID-19. To donate, click here.

The Weakley County Young Professionals are working to mobilize volunteers across the county. To learn about volunteer opportunities in this community, join the Weakley County COVID-19 Volunteer Task Force or call 731-235-2330.

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