Biloxi mayor encourages everyone to wear a face mask

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The mayor of Biloxi is getting serious about having everyone wear a mask.

Last night, Mayor Andrew ‘FoFo’ Gilich took to Facebook to voice his concerns and he launched a new campaign called ‘Mask up Biloxi,’ encouraging all citizens to wear a face mask.  This comes after several city hall employees tested positive for the coronavirus.

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In fact, Mayor Gilich said he has advised city department directors to make sure that all front line city workers wear masks to help avoid the spread of the coronavirus.

Mayor Gilich has announced a plan where the city would give away thousands of masks to those driving to five locations throughout the city on Friday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Vincent Creel with the City of Biloxi said, “What we are seeing is two dozen new cases a day here in Harrison County. When you go back to Memorial Day, whenever we first opened everything back up, we were averaging two or three cases a day. Well, now we are like five and six times that. We think the time is right for people to start wearing a mask, some would even say it is past time.”

The locations for the mask giveaway are:

  • Frank G. Gruich Sr. Community Center
  • Biloxi Visitors Center
  • Lopez-Quave Public Safety Center
  • Donal M. Snyder Sr. Community Center
  • Fire Station 8