Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline (8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday): 877-978-6453

Coronavirus Updates

For the latest from Lamar County Board of Supervisors on the Coronavirus Click Here (Mississippi Department of Health)

Mississippi is collecting information for Economic Loss to Small Businesses throughout the state as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. A request for an Economic Injury Declaration from the Small Business Administration to aid in the economic loss suffered as a result of the COVID-19 event will be made as a result of the collected information.

Small Business’ suffering economic injury due to the COVID-19 event can apply for the Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance at: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/

2020 Census: Statement on Data Collection Ending

As of today, well over 99.9% of housing units have been accounted for in the 2020 Census. Self-response and field data collection operations for the 2020 Census will conclude on October 15, 2020.

Respond Today


  • Internet self-response will be available across the nation through October 15, 2020 through 11:59 pm Hawaii Standard Time (HST), (through 5:59 am Eastern Daylight Time on October 16, 2020). Visit 2020Census.gov to respond today.
  • Phone response will be available for its regularly scheduled time on October 15, 2020. Click here for the schedule and a list of numbers.
  • Paper responses must be postmarked by October 15, 2020.
  • Nonresponse Followup census takers will continue resolving nonresponding addresses through the end of the day on October 15, 2020.

The U.S. Census Bureau is currently updating 2020Census.govCensus.gov, as well as all external and internal guidance to reflect the schedule update.


September 24, 2020: The Lamar County Community Centers will remain closed and all reservations will be cancelled through October 31, 2020. Contingent on COVID-19, no new reservations will be allowed through December 31, 2020.

September 8, 2020: Right Way to Throw Away Day has been rescheduled for, Saturday, October 3, 2020. Click here to view flyer.

July 24, 2020: The Lamar County Community Centers will remain closed and all reservations will be cancelled through August 31, 2020.

July 15, 2020:

The spread of Covid-19 in Lamar County has increased threefold over the past couple of weeks. Much of the spread could have been avoided if everyone would follow the recommendations of the State Health Officer and the Governor’s orders. The Lamar County Board of Supervisors is asking all citizens to follow the precautions and requirements that have been determined by the State Health Officer or ordered by the Governor as outlined below. Further, face masks will now be required to enter County owned buildings such as the Court Houses and Tax Office.

Protect Yourself and Others

Wear a mask in public places

All Mississippi residents should wear non-medical grade masks or homemade cloth face coverings when shopping, running errands, or otherwise away from home. Face covering is especially important when a distance of at least 6 feet cannot easily be maintained between persons. This recommendation does not include manufactured (surgical) or N95 masks, which should be reserved for healthcare workers and first responders.

·        Practice social distancing whenever possible. Keep at least 6 feet apart from others when you are outside your home.

·        Avoid large social gatherings and community events. Follow restrictions on indoor and outdoor gathering sizes. Details »

·        If you are sick, especially with shortness of breath, severe cough, fever or severe chest pain, stay home, call a doctor or healthcare provider for instructions on how to visit them safely.

·        If you have been tested for COVID-19, stay home and away from others until you get your test result. Learn more »

·        If you are 65 or older, or in poor health, stay home as much as possible

June 1, 2020: The Lamar County Senior Center is open for take out only. Please call 601-336-5019 to place your order ahead of time.

May 6, 2020: The Board of Supervisors will hold a special called meeting Monday, May 11th  at 3:00 pm to discuss the Governor’s recent Executive Order concerning COVID-19.

May 1, 2020: White goods drop off resumes, Saturday, May 2nd.

April 15, 2020: Right Way to Throw Away Day has been postponed until a date to be determined.  Please check with Planning Department if you have any questions.

April 3, 2020: To access the Lamar County BOS Executive Order Click Here. To access the Mississippi Executive Order from the Governor Click Here

March 31, 2020: Just a reminder, car tag renewals and tax payments can be made via mail or online. There is a fee of 3% for all online payments. You may mail payments to P.O. Box 309 Purvis, MS 39475. For online payments click here

March 18, 2020: The multi-purpose center has suspended all events until further notice.