Safely Visit Laurel & Jones County

We look forward to welcoming visitors to Laurel and Jones County’s scenic outdoors, numerous restaurants and hotels, and our boutiques and name-brand shops. Guests are advised to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines while both traveling to and visiting The City Beautiful and our entire county.

Additional safe practices include:

  • washing hands regularly with soap and water,
  • covering your mouth and nose with a mask when around others,
  • minimizing close contact with others,
  • and maintaining a minimum of six feet of social distance from others.

Visitors are also encouraged to stay informed of additional public health guidance in local destinations throughout the state to minimize risk to themselves and others. For more information, visit the official Mississippi state tourism website for the most current public health travel alerts, guidelines and other COVID-19 related information: Visit MS COVID-19 Travel Alert.

We will do our part to ensure all visitors can experience the joy of traveling to Mississippi. We hope you will help too when you #VisitMSResponsibly!

Visit our FAQ page for the most current community and safety information.

Additional Questions?:  The Mississippi State Department of Health is operating a hotline for convenient answers to questions about COVID-19 by phone. Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline (8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday): 877-978-6453

Downtown Laurel Road Construction – Pardon Our Progress!

View real time updates and road closures HERE

If you’ve been Downtown recently, we’re sure you’ve seen the construction on Leontyne Price Boulevard and Central Avenue. The City of Laurel has contracted out 2 major projects this year to aid in traffic, water and sewer infrastructure, re-pavement, and for the beautification of our Downtown. During this construction period, some of the businesses on Central Avenue and Short 7th Avenue are more difficult to access by vehicle. However, they are still open for business! Put on your walking shoes and park at another location Downtown. (Laurel Main Street; read full blog post HERE)

View parking lots in Downtown Laurel HERE

City of Laurel & MDOT Project Maps