More COVID-19 mandates eased in Biloxi

Masks are no longer required to be worn by the public and employees while in city facilities but Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich encourages those who feel more comfortable wearing a face mask to continue to do so.

Gilich’s latest executive order, his twelfth since the coronavirus pandemic began in March 2020, follows actions by Gov. Tate Reeves and the Mississippi Gaming Commission to drop mandates statewide.

Gilich had enacted a mask mandate for city facilities in July 2020, nine months ago.

The only restriction left in place today is a mandate for students ages six or older to wear face masks in school for the remainder of the current academic year.

The Biloxi City Council meeting this evening will be the first public meeting in Biloxi where the mask and social distancing mandates will not be in effect.

“With more and more COVID-19 vaccinations being administered and hospitalizations dramatically decreasing, we are able to continue to get back to a more normal way of life,” Gilich said. “However, I still encourage residents, employees and visitors, if they feel uncomfortable or vulnerable, to wear a face covering and follow state health and federal recommendations to lessen spread of COVID-19.”
See Mayor Gilich’s latest executive order
See the Biloxi City Council agenda