Debris operations to end; vaccinations to begin

The city’s Zeta debris operation, which has hauled away more than 270,000 cubic yards over 64 days, is scheduled to wrap up this month, debris monitor Jonathan Kiser reports in today’s Biloxi: A to Z report.

The 10-minute video also has the latest on the COVID-19 pandemic and available information on vaccinations, city elections and a scene from “Biloxi Cooks!”, a BTV program that premieres this month with Biloxi firefighters manning the stove.

On the COVID-19 front, in a week that saw a single-day record for new cases statewide, the Mississippi State Department of Health has released an estimated start date and identified groups that qualify for the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as the state’s vaccination locations for those age 75 and older. The chart and ways to obtain vaccine information also are in today’s A to Z report.

“Here’s the bottom line,” says the report: “We are in the early phases of the vaccination process. You must continue to take personal responsibility to protect yourself and others. We are all at risk of getting the virus and spreading it to others¬†— maybe without even realizing it.”

In other news, since Monday, when crews returned from a holiday break, they’ve handled nearly 15,000 cubic yards of debris, and since the project began on Nov. 5, they’ve worked 64 days, made 5,600 loads and moved more than 270,000 cubic yards of debris.
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See the White House and City Hall COVID-19 plans
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News & notes: Excel By 5, elections, traffic

Zoom Workshop: Biloxi Excel By 5 is hosting its yearly workshop virtually beginning Jan. 21. Registration is required for each session and participation is limited. To see the flyer for more details, click here.  

The list: A total of a dozen people, including a would-be Democratic candidate for mayor, have now filed paperwork expressing their intent to run for elective office in Biloxi. See the list, which is as of noon today, and what you need to know on the city’s Voter Infomation page, by clicking here.

Traffic: See the latest on road work and traffic throughout the city in Traffic Update, published online each day by the city’s Engineering Department. To see the update, along with links to MDOT traffic cameras and Gulf Regional Planning Commission traffic counts,¬†click here.