An uptick in numbers, an uptick in patience

Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich met with a group of restaurteurs today, continuing to familiarize the local business community with expectations that will be in place when operations resume.

The mayor also saw the latest numbers – an uptick in the state and in Harrison County in the daily positive cases of the coronavirus – and he continued to build a case to re-open segments of the Biloxi economy in a responsible manner.

“Our goal here is to be ready to open up things with an eye toward immediately knocking down any new positives that may crop up,” Gilich said. “That’s the key thing here: That we open up in a responsible manner, that we agree on the safeguards that will be confidence, and that we are able to deal with any eventuality. That’s what we all want to do and we’re working to that end.”

The mayor, in an executive order signed today, acknowledges Gov. Tate Reeves’s “Safer at Home ” order, and alerts Biloxi businesses that the city ” will be forthcoming with conditions and guidelines required for different business types and organizations.”
Facebook: See today’s update
YouTube: See today‚Äôs update
See the overall tracking chart
See the daily comparison chart
See the Harrison County 14-day chart
See the White House plan for Opening Up America Again
See the Governor’s Safer at Home order
FAQs: Guidance from the Governor’s office
See the mayor’s executive order signed today

News & notes: Weekly report, council video

The week that was: Last week, the Fire Department answered 84 calls for service, including 53 medical emergencies and one fire; the Police Department handled 1,965 calls for service; the Community Development Department issued 54 building permits with a construction valuation of more than $935,000; and the Engineering Department continued to progress on projects throughout the city.  To see the reports covering last week, click here. 

City council: The Biloxi City Council held a regular scheduled meeting this afternoon at Biloxi City Hall. The meeting was streamed live and social distancing was practiced by the council, mayor and other city employees who attended the meeting. To see the recording of today’s council meeting, click here.