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City of Jackson To Lift State Of Emergency July 1

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The city of Jackson will lift its Local State of Emergency on July 1.

The city of Jackson will lift its Local State of Emergency order on July 1.

 

Lifting the order means the Jackson City Council and all public boards and commissions will resume in-person meetings.

 

It also ends capacity limits in city facilities.

 

But some initiatives spurred by the coronavirus pandemic will continue.

 

Spokesperson Aaron Dimick says the pandemic prompted many alliances between the city and community service agencies.

 

“I think the lesson here is that our local government is more flexible than maybe we had thought it was,” says Dimick.  “It really gave us ways to work with different community organizations to care for the community, and I would expect that lesson to continue.”

 

The city had used its community centers as vaccine and food distribution sites.

 

Dimick says as those needs diminish, Jackson will resume its usual civic programs there. 

 

The MLK Center in Jackson will hold two final vaccine clinics on Thursday, July 1 and Thursday, July 8 from 1 to 5 p.m.

Kevin Lavery served as a general assignment reporter and occasional local host for Morning Edition and All Things Considered before retiring in 2023.
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