Coronavirus Update


How can you prepare your Team Members for their trip to Jonestown? Here are the actions we ask that you take:

As we continue to take all the necessary precautions to make our Teams, BGM Staff and the Jonestown residents safe, below are our guidelines concerning Mission Trips to Jonestown.

Below is a link from the Mississippi Department of Health regarding COVID-19 Screening. If you answer no to the six questions listed, you do not have to be tested before coming to Jonestown. However, if you answer yes to at least one of the questions, you will have to be tested no more than 3 days before your trip. This can be done at a state facility near you for no charge.

If you have been fully vaccinated, you do not have to do the screening. If you have had the virus, you also do not need to be screened.
  • If any of your team members have a positive test result, or had the virus within the last two weeks, they should refrain from attending this trip unless they have a negative test result.
  • If any team member has been exposed to someone that had the virus or if any team member traveled to the high-risk regions, that person should NOT attend the trip unless he or she is beyond the 14 day incubation period from the date of contact.
  • Monitor temperature for 14 days prior to the trip. If a team member has run fever in the within the 14 day period they should NOT attend this trip.
  • Determine if team members have been in close contact with a person who has been diagnosed or quarantined as a result of the coronavirus. If so, that team member should not attend the trip.
  • Make sure no team member has a cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, headache, nausea, muscle aches, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of smell or taste. If so, that team member should NOT attend the trip.
  • If any team member is high risk or has underlying health issues, that team member should NOT attend the trip.
  • Communicate with your team members to practice healthy preventative habits daily and certainly while they are on the mission trip in Jonestown.
  • Know that we have shifted our staffing to complete routine cleaning of the Hope Center multiple times daily.
  • Please be sure to bring hand sanitizer with you for routine hand washing.

We will continue to monitor this situation with local and national authorities on a regular basis, posting any updates on our website.

The current number of cases of the coronavirus in Coahoma can be found at the MS Dept of Health site.

Please refer to the following guidelines for your team to follow during your visit to Jonestown.

Please give us a call at 601-983-1179 or email Annette Hall at with any of your questions.

We can’t wait to see you there!

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