Dealing with the Coronavirus – Information you need to know

With the world as we have grown to know it changing since the COVID-19 virus there are some important details that you need to know. Thanks to the Jonesboro Police Department and Chief James “Spike” Harris who encourages all residents to follow the guidelines that have been issued in dealing with the virus see below for some valuable information.

1. Needed food and supplies: All Jonesboro donation centers are being consolidated to one distribution center located at Grace Baptist Church on Aggie Rd. This location is open for anyone who needs these items, but you must show proof of a current address in an affected area. Open 8-5 Friday and 10-6 Saturday. Please give if able.

2. Monetary Donations: Two places are set up for monetary donations. This can be made by contacting the American Red Cross at 870-932-3212 or to the United Way at 870-935-3658. One hundred percent (100%) of United Way donations will be kept local. If you want your Red Cross Donation to benefit Jonesboro victims, you must make the donation in person at their Jonesboro office located at 2416 S. Madison.

3. Road Closed: Prospect Road is closed to thru traffic. This area is VERY congested so please avoid the area completely.

4. Curfew: Curfew is in effect again tonight and every night from 10pm-6am and until further notice. NO ONE should be on the streets after 10pm unless they are heading to or from work.

5. All COVID-19 restrictions still apply: You are encouraged to STAY HOME as much as possible. Your temperature will be checked before you enter any city buildings. City playgrounds and parks are still closed except walking trails.

6. Burn Ban: There is a burn ban effective in Jonesboro city limits that will stay in place until further notified.

7. Trash/Debris disposal: Household waste and construction debris must go to Legacy Landfill. All yard debris, tree limbs, and live vegetation must go to the pit on Strawflood Rd or to the incinerator site on Dan Ave.

8. Construction companies: Construction companies MUST obtain a privilege license from City Hall prior to doing ANY work in Jonesboro. These can be obtained (usually same day) at City Hall at 300 S Church. ALL
COMPANY VEHICLES MUST HAVE THE YELLOW PLACARD CLEARLY VISIBLE IN EVERY VEHICLE IN THEIR FLEET. These will be obtained from City Hall as well. If a vehicle does not have this placard clearly visible on every single vehicle in their fleet, DO NOT LET THEM DO WORK FOR YOU!

9. Be aware of scams: If you hire someone to do work for you in the coming weeks, know that they are REQUIRED to be able to show you their privilege license before work is performed. Get ALL information you possibly can to avoid scams – get a photo of their ID, their privilege license, phone numbers, business cards, etc. ALL COMPANY VEHICLES MUST HAVE THE YELLOW PLACARD CLEARLY VISIBLE IN EVERY VEHICLE IN THEIR FLEET. These will be obtained from City Hall to show Authorized Contractors. If a vehicle does not have this placard clearly visible on every single vehicle in their fleet, DO NOT LET THEM DO WORK FOR YOU!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *