Governor: Beaches open Monday morning

Gov. Tate Reeves announced today that beaches would open to the public Monday morning, but Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich reminds residents that social distancing should continue to be a part of their routine.

The Mississippi State Department of Health, meanwhile, reports today that 169 new cases have been identified statewide in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 3,793 confirmed cases statewide.

The state also report 140 deaths, an increase by 11 from Thursday.
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News & notes: Podcast, B-Alert, Fred

City Desk: Biloxi Police Chief John Miller guests on this week’s edition of the City Desk podcast recorded this morning at Biloxi City Hall. To hear the latest from Chief Miller on today’s program, click here.

B-Alert: Stay in the know about road closures, road re-openings, and other traffic advisories by signing up for B-Alert.¬† It’s a real-time, on-the-go messaging system that brings advisories directly to your cell phone.¬† Just text BILOXI to 888777.

Fred: It was 50 years ago today that Apollo 13, with Biloxi native Fred Haise aboard, returned to earth safely. To see “Fred Haise: From Biloxi to the Moon,” click here.