Krewe of Gemini hosting Mardi Gras ball
The Krewe of Gemini will be hosting their annual ball this Saturday in the Biloxi Civic Center.
While hosting a gathering of any sorts will raise eyebrows during a pandemic, the Carnival krewe based out of Gulfport says that they’re exceeding all of the guidelines in place to move forward.
Under the governor’s guidelines, Biloxi Civic Center can host 500 people yet the krewe says there will be a max of 300 in attendance this Saturday including staff and the band.
All of the tables are 10 feet or more apart seating no more than six at a table.
This decision to proceed with the ball was decided collectively by krewe members, some may not be attending out of concern for their safety. Krewe of Gemini Captain Shellie Moses said, “We normally parade and that was a decision we made collectively with the city we didn’t feel like that was an area we could move forward. This is an area that we do have control over that we can move forward with.”
The City of Biloxi considers themselves consistent in their message to residents and visitors to wear a mask, social distance, and avoid social gatherings.
They’re hopeful that the organizers will take extraordinary steps to follow all of the protocols during the ball.