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
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 closed. 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-
The Library is again closed to the public to help reduce the number of COVID 19 cases in our area. Our dedicated staff is still working and available for curb-side services. Patrons may call the library to request up to 5 items. There will be no late fines charged for the foreseeable future. Please call the library for more information or to make your requests. Items on hold can still be picked up. Please call the library when you arrive 228.863.0711 and items will be brought out to you. Items to be returned can be put in the outside book drop. You may also come by to drop off or pick up Summer Reading information or packets.
Long Beach Harbor -
Beaches are open.
Public Works office is close to the public, but 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 following CDC guidelines, temperature checks and wearing face mask. City parks, the dog park and the splash pad are all open although outdoor facilities are shared and cannot be sanitized in between use.