Keep safety in mind this weekend

“In order for us to cruise into October in a safe manner, we need to be careful this weekend,” Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich says in today’s Be Prepared report, published as the city kicks off a three-day Labor Day weekend.

The holiday, which traditionally brings the curtain down on Summer each year, is one that has brought an air of caution from the mayor this year, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to show more than 30 new positive tests each day in Harrison County.

“The fact is, we saw a bump in cases after the Fourth of July,” Gilich said, “and now, with Labor Day approaching, we’re hoping to avoid another bump.

“I ask that you all be mindful of the safety protocols in place to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.”

The Be Prepared report also includes the latest COVID numbers as well as a view from the Biloxi Visitors Center.
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
See the mayor’s latest executive order (Sept. 3, 2020)
See the governor’s latest executive order (Aug. 31 2020)
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: ‘100 Things,’ Holiday, traffic

100 Things: Ross Dellenger, a Biloxi native, Mercy Cross and MSU graduate and Sport Illustrated’s senior college football writer, dropped by City Hall today with a list of 100 things for a longtime LSU fan, Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich. To learn more and see a gallery of photos, click here.

Holiday: Non-emergency municipal offices in Biloxi will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day.

Traffic: John Salisbury of the city’s Engineering Department keeps the city’s Traffic Update updated each weekday. To see today’s report, along with links to traffic cams and traffic counts, click here.