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Tennessee COVID-19 Updates | COVID-19 World Health Map | Tennnessee Justice Center: COVID-19

Please review the community announcements and resources below regarding the latest updates within West Tennessee. Remember to follow health 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.

CDC | COVID-19 Guidelines

Harvard | COVID-19 Resource Center

According to the Jackson-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, visit one of the following locations nearest you:

• Madison Family Practice Clinic
• Jackson Clinic North Convenient Care
• LIFT Clinic
• UT Medicine - North
• West Tennessee Healthcare Clinic at Thomsen Farms
• Physicians Quality Care
• The Children's Clinic
• West Tennessee Medical Group Prime Care in Selmer

Jackson-Madison County General Hospital COVID-19 Daily Updates

Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department (JMCRHS) | Public Information Line for COVID-19 inquiries and WIC services by phone | weekdays (leave a message during after hours/weekends | 731-240-1771

CVS and Walgreens are currently waiving delivery fees for prescription medication.

FamilyWize, a United Way partner, offers a free prescription savings card that can be used at Walgreens, CVS, Walmart, or Kroger. Register here or you can present this card information to your local pharmacy provider.

• BIN: 610194
• Card ID: FW100
• Group ID: FW100

If you are currently unemployed due to COVID-19 and need assistance finding health insurance, contact the Tennessee Justice Center | 615-255-0331 | 877-608-1009 (toll free)

Governor Lee's Official Updates

Website | Executive Orders | COVID-19 Resource Hub | Economic Recovery Guidelines


Mayor Harris' Official Updates

Website | JMCRHD Executive Order


Mayor Conger's Official Updates

Website | Executive Order (Mask Mandate) | Economic Recovery Plan | Press Conference on YouTube


Business Guideline and UpdatesSave & Close

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

Mental Health

COVID-19 Helpline | 1-844-472-7486

SAMHSA’s National Helpline | 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or 1-800-487-4889 (TTY)

Tennessee Recovery Project | 1-888-416-1994 | COVID-19 Info/Assistance and Free Emotional Support Line | 3-9pm during week and 10am-4pm during weekends

Local Counseling Services

Carey Counseling Center | 1-888-416-1992 | Carroll, Gibson, Henry

McKenzie Medical Center | Offering telehealth | 731-352-7907 to schedule an appointment | Carroll, Henry, Weakley

Pathways | COVID-19 Free Helpline | 1-833-955-2869 and 1-800-372-0693 for emergencies | 24/7 support | Crockett, Dyer, Henderson, Lake, Madison, Weakley

Quinco Community Mental Health Services | 1-866-511-4159 | Chester, Decatur, Hardeman, McNairy



Tennessee Department of Human Services

Family Assistance Child care

Agencies offering child care across Tennessee

Free childcare for children of essential workers in Tennessee



NW Development District | Senior Services Meal Program (must by 60 or older) | 1-800-750-6866

USDA FNS (Food & Nutrition Services) | Meals for Kids | 1-866-348-6479 | 1-877-842-6273 (for Spanish speakers)

Carroll County

Second Harvest of Middle Tennessee | Meals for children | Whitney Cowles: 615-627-1587

Chester County

Henderson Community Soup Kitchen | Wednesdays between 5:30pm-6:30pmSaturdays between 10:30am-12pm

Dyer County

Dyer County Conservation and Environment Board | Meals for children | William Taylor: 731-286-0318

Dyer County Schools | Breakfast/lunch | Mondays/Thursdays10:30am-12:30pm 

Matthew 25:40 | Sack dinners | Every Friday though November 25 | 3:30pm-5:30pm

Salvation Army | 14-day survival kits, food boxes, excess produce from Walmart | Tuesdays-Thursdays |  1pm-2pm  / / Grab and go lunches | Tuesdays-Thursdays12pm-12:45pm | 731-286-5117

Gibson County

Gibson Special School District | Pickup meals | Select locations | Mondays/Thursdays11am-12:30pm

Humbolt City Schools | Breakfast/lunch | Location nearest you | Mondays/Thursdays10am-1pm

Humboldt Senior Center | Food pantry | Monday-Friday | 731-784-1137

Medina First United Methodist Church | Seven Loaves Food Pantry | 731-783-3230

Milan Mustard Seed | Food boxes by appointment  / / Takeout lunches from Monday-Saturday | 731-686-1011

Milan Senior Citizens Center | Meal delivery | 731-687-0851

Milan Special School District's Bus cafe | Pickup meals | 10am-12:30pm | List of times and locations

Trenton Special School District | Emergency Meals-to-You | 10 breakfasts and 10 lunches/dinners | One box/child | Apply here.

Hardeman County

Bolivar's First United Methodist Church | Grocery delivery | 731-658-5114

First Baptist Church, Middleton | Family food box distribution, 3-box limit per family | October 13 & 15 | 9am | 731-658-2421 or 910-770-5248

Haywood County

Brownsville Senior Center | Meal delivery | Every two weeks | 731-772-2438

Henderson County

Beech River Baptist Association Disaster Relief in Lexington | Grocery assistance/medication pickup | 731-968-7071

First Pentecostal Church in Lexington | Monthly food distribution but can provide one-on-one assistance based on need | 731-968-6186 (church) or 731-614-0843 (volunteer)

Henderson County Senior Center - Lexington | Meals on Wheels | 731-968-4222

Hope Ministries' food pantry | Monday-Thursday9am-12pm | 731-968-0191

Henry County

Henry County School District and Paris School District | Karen Wilson: 731-642-7956

Jackson-Madison County

Englewood Baptist Church | Food bags/boxes | 731-668-1094

RIFA’s Bus Stop Café | Free lunches to children in Jackson | During school closure | Soup Kitchen has reopened for to-go lunch only

St. Nicholas Orthodox Christian Church's Little Food Pantry | Open to anyone in need | No appointment is necessary 

Lake County

Lake County Schools | Starts May 25 | Lunches | Locations/times to be determined | 731-253-8515

McNairy County

McNairy County Schools | Free breakfast and lunch (pick-up) | 10am-2pm | Must go to school where student is registered

Weakley County

Central Baptist Church in Martin | Grocery assistance | 731-587-5311

Weakley County School District | Trista Snider: 731-364-3347


Internet and Utilities

AT&T | Can suspend services for 60 days

Comcast | 60 days of free internet through Comcast Internet Essentials

Lifeline | Federal program that lowers the monthly cost of phone and internet. | Find a company near you.

LIHEAP Energy Bill Assistance

Verizon | Low-income internet through 2020

Carroll County

Northwest TN Economic Development Council Carroll Co Office | Rent and utilities | 731-209-4458

Dyer County

Matthew 25:40 | Assistance with rent and utilities | 731-286-9054

Gibson County

Milan Mustard Seed | Assistance with rent and utilities | 731-686-1011

Henry County

Paris Board of Public Utilities | Suspending disconnections for non-payments until further notice | Bills will accrue

Jackson-Madison County

JEA | Suspending disconnections for non-payment until further notice | Bills will accrue 

The Jackson-Madison County Library | Free Wifi access in parking lot

McNairy County

Jesus Cares | Assistance with rent and utilities|  731-645-4388

Weakley County

Martin Housing Authority | Assistance with electric bills | 731-587-3186 


Rental Assistance

Mainstream Non-Elderly Disabled (NED) Voucher Program | All applicants must be income-eligible to qualify.


Unemployment, Emergency Benefits, Job Openings, and Consumer Info

Department of Labor & Workforce Development

Emergency Cash Assistance Program | Apply here | Application deadline - August 29

File an unemployment claim - 844-224-5818 for needed assistance | Expedite unemployment claim process for employees

Emergency Pandemic TANF

WE CARE Ministries | Emergency assistance for Weakley County residents | 731-587-6257


Graduate's Guide to Getting Hired During COVID-19

How Recent College Graduates Can Navigate the Current Job Market


Job Openings

American Job Center for Tennessee


The TN Talent Exchange | Powered by for unemployed

TN Department of Children's Services | DCS Officers | | Vicki Burton:

Jobscan | List of industries currently hiring


PictSweet Farms

Tractor Supply Co.


Dyer County

Nortek Global HVAC

NSK - Maintenance Technician

Haywood County

Precision Coils

Henderson County

Falcon Plastics | Apply here

Gibson County

Tyson Foods

Madison County

County Positions

Delta Faucet 



Virtual Learning

Adventure Academy

Book Bank

Open eBooks


Jackson-Madison County Library's online streaming service, Hoopla 

Mizzen by Mott

Tennessee PBS stations

Scholastic's Free Virtual Learning Resource Center

Verizon Innovative Learning Schools Connection


Donate or Volunteer

COVID-19 Response Fund created by The West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation. Mail gifts to The Foundation at 74 Directors Row, Jackson, TN 38305.

Mid-South Food Bank | Find an area near you to donate food

Second Harvest Food Bank | Donate food at your local Kroger

The Medical Reserve Corps | Register here

Carroll County

McKenzie-Carroll County United Neighbors | 731-352-0547

Trezvant Ministerial | food | 731-669-4936

Dyer County

Dyersburg Christian Center Food Pantry

Matthew 25:40 | food | Monday-Friday | 9am-3pm

Reelfoot Rural Ministries | food

Salvation Army | food

Union Mission | food

Gibson County

Helping Hand of Humboldt | food

Milan Mustard Seed | food

Milan Vineyard Christian Fellowship | food

Jackson-Madison County

Habitat for Humanity, Jackson, Tennessee |

Lifeline Blood Services | Complete online medical questionnaire before you arrive. 

Southwest Human Resource Agency | Meal distribution to children or direct traffic | Patti or Macy: 1-800-497-1286

Volunteer for RIFA | Dan Ward: 731-427-7963 or

Lake County

Reelfoot Rural Ministries | food

Madison County

RIFA | food

McNairy County

Loaves & Fishes

Weakley County

Donate to Light the Way - Weakley County

Sacks Thrift Avenue | food

Santa's Helpers | food

Weakley County COVID-19 Volunteer Task Force | 731-235-2330

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