City of Jackson will use symptom tracker for COVID-19 hotspots

City of Jackson will use symptom tracker for COVID-19 hotspots
Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba says the city will launch "Fight Together, Stand Apart", Friday. (Source: WLBT)

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - The City of Jackson is starting a new initiative and hotline to track hotspots for coronavirus.

The “Fight Together, Stand Apart” initiative is in partnership with the Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center. It begins Friday.

With the initiative, the city will introduce its own COVID-19 hotline and symptom tracker to determine hotspots across Jackson.

Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba says the symptom tracker will allow the city to better coordinate a response to those who are infected with the virus.

The city is also providing a hotline where residents can call if they believe they have symptoms of COVID-19. The hotline numbers are 601-586-3067 or 1-866-375-2819.

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