Be Prepared: Mask, other mandates extended

Gov. Tate Reeves has extended until Sept. 14 the mandate to wear masks in public and an 11 p.m. last call in bars and restaurants.

The action comes as Mississippi saw 1,382 new cases of the coronavirus in the past three days, bringing the statewide total to nearly 83,000 cases since the crisis began in mid-March. The state also reports that nearly 63,000 people have presumed to have recovered from the virus, and more than 2,400 people have died from the coronavirus.

The Be Prepared report today has the latest numbers and a look back the 15th anniversary ceremony that took place on Saturday at the Katrina memorial.
Facebook: See today’s report
YouTube: See today’s report
Donate to the Laura relief effort
See the overall tracking chart
See the daily comparison chart
See the Harrison County 14-day chart
See the governor’s latest executive order (Aug. 31 2020)
Mask Up, Biloxi (face covering required): Print your own sign (8.5 x 11)
See the Opening Up Biloxi Again guidelines
See the Opening Up America Again guidelines

News & notes: Weekly reports, dispatchers, traffic, Lighthouse

Weekly reports: The city’s Public Works Department this week joins the weekly report lineup, which also includes the departments of Police, Fire, Community Development and Engineering. To see the archive of reports, click here.

Thank you dispatchers: Fifteen years ago, dispatchers in the city’s police and fire communications center handled hundreds of calls of distress during Katrina. On Saturday, the staff enjoyed sandwiches and dessert courtesy of First Lady Serena Sablich Gilich. To see photos, click here.

Traffic: To see how construction projects are impacting traffic citywide, click here.

Lighthouse cam: It’s a live feed used regularly on local TV stations and pops up from time to time on The Weather Channel. It’s the city’s Lighthouse camera, and you can see it now by clicking here. (Anytime you want to see it, click on the Lighthouse at