City Hall to remain closed for 24 to 48 hours

The State Department of Health reported 675 new cases of the coronavirus statewide in the past 24 hours, 46 in Harrison County, and Biloxi Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich says City Hall will remain closed to the public for another 24 to 48 hours, after an employee tested positive for the virus.

Since Friday, the state has seen 1,501 new cases, and Harrison County has seen 81.

City Hall employees were notified this morning of a positive test for someone who works at City Hall, and City Hall workers and those employees who may have had contact with the person were tested this afternoon.

All three floors of City Hall were sanitized this afternoon. Staff continues to work, but no walk-in traffic is permitted. Phone, email or online are recommended for those having business at City Hall.

“We’re not going to re-open the doors to City Hall until after all City Hall staff have shown negative test results,” Gilich said. “We expect to have those results in 24 to 48 hours.”

The city, in today’s Be Prepared report, continues to warn residents that we are in the midst of a pandemic. The advice: Wash your hands frequently, social distance, which means stay six feet from others, stay home if you are sick, and wear a facemask when in public.
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See the Mayor’s and Governor’s latest executive orders (May 29, 2020)
See the Phase 1 opening guidelines for casinos
See the Opening Up Biloxi Again guidelines
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