Long Beach COVID 19
Thank you to the medical professionals, grocery store employees, delivery drivers, pharmacy workers, mail carriers, Long Beach Fire Department, Long Beach Police Department, nursing home employees and everyone else who is working to save lives and keep us all going right now.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
To The Citizens and Businesses of the City of Long Beach,
As you all know, we are in the midst of an unprecedented National pandemic. We are continuing to monitor this situation and posting information to our website, https://www.facebook.com/cityoflongbeachms/, as we receive it. You may also access social media pages for the https://www.facebook.com/longbeachpd/ and https://www.facebook.com/Long-Beach-Mississippi-Fire-Department-469235823267578/.
Be safe and continue to follow the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control . We will get through this TOGETHER!
City of Long Beach Emergency Proclamations
Paycheck Protection Program for Small Businesses
THE U.S. Chamber of Commerce has put together a simple explanation of this program. Attached or you can link to it here: https://www.uschamber.com/sites/default/files/023595_comm_corona_virus_smallbiz_loan_final_revised.pdf
The Mississippi Department of Employment Security has a webpage https://mdes.ms.gov/unemployment-claims/covid19/
If People are having difficulty getting through online or on the phone direct them to https://mdes.ms.gov/unemployment-claims/covid19/update-more-ways-to-file-your-covid-19-claims/
The U.S. Small Business Administration has designated COVID-19 as a qualifying event for the provision of Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) for businesses and private nonprofits in declared zones. The Mississippi Small Business Development Center has several resources to help you learn more: http://www.mssbdc.org/resources/business_resilience_information?fbclid=IwAR21JbRZDWzaK3cqehFHYa9aGR2Wzwu9PEgydolVZLTa8RtFwBn6Oj2AlNI
Back-to-Business Grant Program
$240 Million Grant Program for Small Businesses. Governor Tate Reeves and the Mississippi Legislature established the Back-to-Business Mississippi grant program to help small businesses recover from interruptions resulting from the pandemic. Businesses with 50 or fewer employees are eligible for grants up to $25,000. Of the $240 million available, $40 million of the fund has been designated for minority-owned businesses. Additionally, for the first 21 days MDA will give first priority to businesses that have not already receive assistance from the Small Business Administration.
City Hall - Municipal Court- Water Department -
Pubic Works - Library - Park and Recreaction
Governor Tate Reeves signed an Executive Order eliminating the state-ordered mask mandates in every county starting March 3rd- Governor Reeves stated although not mandatory, all persons in Mississippi are encouraged to continue wearing face coverings while in public, avoid large indoor gatherings, maintain social distance, practice good hand hygiene, and stay at home if you feel sick.
The City of Long Beach has elected requiring a mask to enter any of our municipal buildings – City Hall, Long Beach Public Library, Long Beach Public Works, Long Beach Fire Department, Long Beach Police Department and Long Beach Senior and Activity Center. The health and safety of our customers and employees is paramount. We ask citizens and businesses owners to still follow the recommended CDC and Department of Health Guidelines.
City Hall is open. You must wear a mask to enter the building and follow the recommended CDC guidelines. Please pay attention to posted signs on the doors when entering City Hall for directions.
Long Beach Police Department lobby is open. Please call the station at 228.863.7292. Don’t call dispatch for information that is a 911 emergency line.
Long Beach Fire Department lobbies will remain closed. Please call the station to make an appointment or to get a burn permit if they are being permitted - 228.864.8451.
City of Long Beach Water Department is open but you can still use our drop box located on the front of the building, pay by phone at NCOURT 1-800-701-8560, or our website www.longbeachmswater.com. You may contact our office at 864-8531 if you have any questions. You must wear a mask to enter the building and follow the recommended CDC guidelines.
Long Beach Municipal Court-
Long Beach Municipal Court is open and staying within the guidelines set by the state and local government.
The following procedures will be implemented:
Defendants will wear a mask that covers mouth and nose while in the courtroom.
Only people with immediate and direct business with the court will be allowed into the courtroom.
In order to comply with social distancing and to maintain a six-foot distance between individuals, defendants will form a line outside courtroom on north side of City Hall on marked spaces.
Only those whose name appears on the docket, or those making a payment or filing a Petition Domestic Abuse Protective Order will be allowed to enter. Friends or family members will not be admitted into the courtroom.
Anyone with any symptoms that may be related to Covid-19 -- such as a temperature of 100.4 or higher, experiencing a cough, shortness of breath or sore throat -- should contact the court for further instructions.
If you have any questions please contact the court at 228.865.7840 ext. 6959.
Building Department -
Building Department is open. You must wear a mask to enter the building and follow the recommended CDC guidelines.
Long Beach Public Library-
Long Beach Public Library is open you must wear a mask to enter the building and follow the recommended CDC guidelines.
Long Beach Harbor -
Beaches are open. Harbor and all fishing piers are closed due to damage from Hurricane Zeta
Public Works office is open to the public you must wear a mask to enter the building and follow the recommended CDC guidelines. Please call the Public Works office to report any problems or requests – phone number is 228.863.0440. Public Works office hours are 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., but someone will be on call after hours, if an emergency arises.
Long Beach Park and Recreation- Long Beach Senior Activity Center is open you must wear a mask to enter the building, temp checks to attend daily and follow the recommended CDC guidelines.
City parks and the dog park are all open although outdoor facilities are shared and cannot be sanitized in between use.