Be Prepared: The numbers and what you can do

Harrison County has seen 66 new cases of the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, part of the 1,610 new cases the Mississippi State Department of Health reported across the state.

As hospitals continue to report more hospitalizations for COVID-19, state and local leaders continue to stress the basics, especially the mandate to wear a mask in public.

In fact, says today’s Be Prepared report, if you enter essentially any business in Biloxi, everyone — employees and customers — should be wearing masks. Says today’s report: “If you are in a business where your personal safety does not seem to be an issue, leave that business. Support those who are doing the safe thing.”

Today’s report also includes an update on how to prepare for storms, and an update from the Salvation Army, as today is online Christmas in July.
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: Weather; council preview, review

Weather: It’s going to be a wet weekend, with rain chances up to 90 percent, and a Coastal Flood Advisory in effect until 7 this evening. To see the weekend forecast details and other advisories from the National Weather Service, click here.

Council preview: The Biloxi City Council has two meetings on Tuesday, its regularly scheduled 1:30 meeting, followed by a budget workshop. To see the agenda for both meetings, which the city will stream live, click here.

Council review: You can see the issues, who said what and how they voted in the recordings of City Council meetings on the city’s YouTube page. To see the archive, click here.