[Posted 9/19/22]

This website was developed and implemented during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, to assist local community business and individuals with resources. Information on this website will be updated as needed as it pertains to COVID-19.


If you would like to find other ways to volunteer during this time, please visit Volunteer Northeast Mississippi.

Alzheimer's Association | Most likely, dementia does not increase risk for COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus, just like dementia does not increase risk for flu. However, dementia-related behaviors, increased age and common health conditions that often accompany dementia may increase risk. LINK:

Many of our businesses are trying to understand the differences between the available loan programs from the CARES Act. For this reason, CDF has worked with our lending institutions and accounting firms to provide this general breakdown between the loan programs. Your business accountant and bankers should be used to determine which loan is best for your business. VIEW PDF:

Are you looking for ways to support community members affected by COVID-19? Take a look at the resources listed below to find an opportunity. If you know of any other ways for people to get involved, please email us at

The United Way has information on relief efforts across the region, including meals for children in Lee County. They also have information on how to help provide meals during this time. A COVID-19 Support Fund has been created to support residents through the Tupelo-Lee Hunger Coalition. Click here to donate directly to the Tupelo-Lee Hunger Coalition.

The Tupelo Main Street Association has created Tupelo Spirit, a website to keep you in the know regarding Coronavirus. The site includes adjusted hours and new promotions for our community’s local businesses.

Check with your bank on in-person services.

Many lobbies will become “appointment only” while maintaining drive through services.

Find update for BancorpSouth, BankPlus, BNA Bank, Regions, Community Bank and Renasant

Move on Up MS is a non-profit seeking to assist families who have been impacted by the Coronavirus crisis Individuals and organizations can assist financially or with time and energy, the release said.

Email with the subject line HERE TO HELP. More information is available at

Stay up to date on what the schools in your area are doing to help provide meals to children. Follow each school’s website for status updates regarding important information for students.

Tupelo Public Schools

Lee County Schools

Nettleton School District

Baldwyn School District

Individuals seeking services at WIN Job Centers may still receive assistance by appointment only.

Appointments can be made by contacting local WIN Job Centers by phone.

Contact information can be found online at Individuals searching for a job can do so by visiting

NMHS – Behavioral Health

Right Track Medical Group

24 Hour Crisis & Suicide Line: 1-800-273-8255

Mississippi Department of Mental Health: 877-210-8513 or 866-255-9986

Tupelo Crisis Stabilization Unit: 662-762-4500

North Mississippi State Hospital : 662-690-4200

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Click here for the application

Step-by-step application process

The Council of Nonprofits has put together a few useful resources to help your organization during this time.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy has put together a few online resources to save time, and help organizations plan swiftly, and keep them focused on the most pressing priorities.

Most of our churches have moved to online worship services, search here for a church you would like then hit their website. Instructions for viewing and service times are listed on each church website.



The White House has published The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America to slow the spread of Coronavirus.

The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides the latest updates on the Coronavirus and keeps a collection of resources for individuals, organizations, and communities.


The State of Mississippi has published a website for the latest statewide updates and it includes a Coronavirus Hotline for all questions pertaining to the pandemic.

The Mississippi Department of Health is tracking the number of Coronavirus cases, confirmed and presumptive, in the state of Mississippi. They also provide guidelines on what to do if you think you should be tested.

On March 14, Governor Tate Reeves declared a State of Emergency for the State of Mississippi. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency provides information regarding statewide operations under the current State of Emergency.


Mayor's office, City of Tupelo | WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

If you have any questions or concerns in regard to COVID-19 that you would like to ask Mayor Shelton, please email him

Follow any of our region’s local news outlets for the latest local coverage on the Coronavirus: WTVA & WLOV, WCBI, Daily Journal



Did you know you can answer SEVEN short questions and get free food from Feed Tupelo is a partnership with AFA and Eight Days of Hope to provide meals to those in need in the Tupelo community. They ask that those that submit the information live in the Tupelo city limits only. Please do not hesitate to request help, they want to serve you today!

The Tupelo-Lee Hunger Coalition

The Tupelo-Lee Hunger Coalition is an initiative by the Northeast Mississippi chapter of the United Way that wants to ensure no children go hungry during this difficult time. Click here to donate directly to the Tupelo-Lee Hunger Coalition.

The United Way

The United Way has information on relief efforts across the region, including a list of locations and times for school-provided meals in Lee County.