Be Prepared: The latest on COVID-19

Wearing masks or face coverings in public places continues to be the message to help stem the spread of the coronavirus, as Harrison County reported more than a hundred new cases of the coronavirus and three new deaths over the weekend.

Statewide, 653 cases of the coronavirus were reported in the past 24 hours, but the breakdown on local communities was not available at this writing. However, 80 new cases were reported Saturday in Harrison County and 36 on Sunday.

Says today’s Be Prepared report: “You hear a lot about the use of masks. It is now public policy in the state of Mississippi, in the County of Harrison and in the City of Biloxi: In short, you must wear a mask if you go into a business. Everyone in a business, any business – employees and customers alike – are supposed to be wearing a mask.”

Testing: Memorial Hospital will host a drive up COVID-19 screening and testing for those who have COVID or flu like symptoms. The drive-up clinic will be on Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Woolmarket Community Center, located off Woolmarket Road. Remember to wear a face covering.  For more information, you may call the Memorial COVID-19 hotline at 228-867-5000.
Facebook: See today’s report
YouTube: See today’s report
See the overall tracking chart
See the daily comparison chart
See the Harrison County 14-day chart 
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: Council meeting, week in review

City Council: To see the agendas for the City Council’s two meetings on Tuesday — a 1:30 p.m. meeting followed by a budget gathering — click here.

The week in review: To get an insider’s look at what happened in Biloxi last week — police and fire calls, building permits, and progress on major projects — click here.