Today’s report: Visitors Center, churches to open

The Biloxi Visitors Center on Friday morning will open its doors for the first time in two months, a day after the re-opening of Biloxi casinos.

The center, located just north of the Biloxi Lighthouse, will be open initially only for informational purposes; galleries, exhibits and the theater will remain closed, Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich announced late today.

The mayor today also signed his sixth executive order involving Biloxi’s response to the coronavirus. The order opens churches and museums, and also acknowledges the governor’s executive order re-opening tattoo parlors.

The mayor over the past several weeks has now reviewed safety guidelines with restaurateurs, retailers, attractions operators, clergy members, hair salon operators, representatives of fraternal organizations, and those planning to offer summer camps.
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See the overall tracking chart
See the daily comparison chart
See the Harrison County 14-day chart
See the Mayor’s and Governor’s latest executive orders (updated today)
See Opening Up Biloxi Again guidelines
See Opening Up America Again guidelines

Work to resume on U.S. 90 at cemetery

The northernmost lane of U.S. 90 between Azalea Drive and Caldwell Avenue will be closed from Wednesday through May 30 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The lane closure will allow contractors to resume work on installing a new 16-inch water line along the northside of U.S. 90, which is part of Katrina-related infrastructure work in East Biloxi.

The work had stopped in April 2018 when contractors working adjacent to the centuries-old Biloxi City Cemetery apparently discovered previously unknown grave sites. The water line had been installed from Hopkins Boulevard to the cemetery when the remains were discovered. Since then, the city and its contractor have awaited guidance from FEMA, which is funding the $25 million project to install new water, sewer and drainage lines on eight miles of roads from Hopkins Boulevard to Seashore Methodist.
See the traffic update

News & notes: Council, B-Alert

City Council: The Biloxi City Council held its second meeting of the month this afternoon at Biloxi City Hall. The meeting was streamed live on the city’s website, recorded and posted on the city’s YouTube channel. To see the recording of this afternoon’s meeting, click here.

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