Mask mandate continues in Biloxi City buildings

Gov. Tate Reeves on Wednesday relaxed the statewide mask mandate, but face masks will continue to be required inside municipal buildings in Biloxi to help stem the spread of the coronavirus, Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich announced today.

“We’re going to continue to ask everyone to wear a face mask in city buildings,” Gilich said this afternoon. “We’re asking city employees to also wear a mask when they are near others.

“This thing is not over,” Gilich declared. “We want everyone to continue to be vigilant, to continue to take appropriate measures to protect yourself and your family.”

Gov. Reeves, in his statewide order on Wednesday, also eased some social distancing restrictions. Among the relaxed restrictions are increasing attendance at outdoor K-12 extracurricular events such as football games to 50 percent of seating capacity, limiting group gatherings when you are unable to social distance to no more than 20 indoors and 100 outdoors, and requiring masks for schools and close contact businesses such as salons and barbershops.

The new orders are in effect until Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 5 p.m

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