Mask mandate extended until Aug. 3

Gov. Tate Reeves today announced that the statewide mask-up mandate has been extended until Aug. 3, and Memorial Hospital has announced more drive-up COVID-19 screening and testing for those who have COVID- or flu-like symptoms is coming up in Biloxi.

It’s all part of today’s Be Prepared report, along with the latest numbers: Statewide, 1,251 new cases in the past 24 hours and 3,060 cases since Friday; and in Harrison County, 69 positive tests in the past 24 hours, bringing the countywide total since Day 1 to 1,456.

The message from the city continues to be “Mask up, Biloxi.” In fact, masks went up today on one of Biloxi’s high-profile landmarks, the Biloxi Lighthouse, in an effort to draw attention to the guidelines.

Testing: Memorial’s drive-up clinic will be on Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Biloxi Civic Center, located off Howard Avenue. Remember to wear a face covering.¬† Additionally, Memorial wilol provide testing and screening Thursday, July 30, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Woo;market Civic Center at 16320 Old Woolmarket Road. For more information, call Memorial’s COVID-19 hotline, 228-867-5000.

Immunization fair: For new and returning students in Biloxi Public Schools, the 5th annual immunization fair continues its drive-in service on Friday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Coastal Family Health Clinic at 735 Division St. The drive thru is for new and returning students to the Biloxi schools. For more information, call Susan Hunt at 228-297-6808.
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 
Governor’s latest executive orders (two orders, July 20, 2020)
COVID-19 screening and testing, East Biloxi
COVID-19 screening and testing, Woolmarket
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: Weekly reports, traffic update

Weekly reports: Get the inside story on what went on in Biloxi last week through the eyes of key city departments. To see the weekly reports from the city departments of Police, Fire, Community Development and Engineering, click here.

The dig: The continuing archaeological work taking place south of the Biloxi Cemetery means that the northernmost lane of U.S. 90 will be closed near the cemetery for at least the remainder of this week. To see Traffic Update, click here.