City of Gulfport issues new order for businesses, parks, and restaurants
Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes has issued an emergency mayoral proclamation of executive order for the City of Gulfport which goes into effect at 8 a.m. tomorrow morning.
Retail business in the city can have 50 percent occupancy all while following social distancing rules. All Gulfport restaurants and bars may resume indoor and outdoor dining with 50 percent occupancy as well.
They can also continue with take out, curbside pickup, and delivery and drive thru services.
All public parks will be available for outdoor recreational activities from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., but no more than 20 people in a group will be allowed.
Mayor Hewes tells News 25 things are headed in the right direction, but it is crucial to follow guidelines to avoid a setback. “Most importantly, nobody wants a reset as we are coming out of this shell. We hope that this gradual and uncomfortable situation doesn’t occur again. We are trying to be methodical about it because there’s no playbook for what we are dealing with.”
Mayor Hewes tells News 25 he’s happy with how Gulfport residents have responded to the pandemic and encourages residents to continue to wear face masks in public at this time.