City announces policy, scheduling updates

Biloxi Chief Administrative Officer Mike Leonard had the following information about the city’s response to the threat of the coronavirus, or COVID-19:

Many Biloxi restaurants are advertising take-out services and the mayor will in public statements encourage this option.

The Biloxi Parks & Recreation Department has canceled all athletic events on city playing fields through April and has canceled summer camp.

The Biloxi Natatorium and the Donal Snyder Sr. Community Center closures have been extended through April.

City has canceled all city-funded travel for city employees.

City is monitoring social media on spring break and at this time is not aware of any planned spring break events in Biloxi.

The City Council also has been asked to approve a new ordinance requiring a special event agreement for events over 250 persons in the city’s four leisure and entertainment districts.

City will hold all department head meetings by teleconference beginning next Monday.

City is recording City Council meetings and limiting public attendance.

Notices are placed on City Department offices encouraging that business be done by email or phone to minimize walk-ins.

News & notes: Scheduling updates

City events: No ‚Äúcity events‚ÄĚ  are scheduled in April.  A number of city sponsored fishing tournaments are scheduled in May and June.  

Conference USA: The Conference USA Tournament was canceled. 

Beer Fest: The Chamber of Commerce Beer Fest at MGM Park on May 2 remains on the schedule but may be re-evaluated.