Police increase patrols at Biloxi beaches as rules to limit groups of more than 10 go into effect
BILOXI, Miss. (WXXV) — Local law enforcement agencies are keeping an eye on Harrison County beaches to make sure people are following current guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Biloxi Police Department has stepped up its officer patrols at Biloxi beaches during peak beach-going hours and evening hours, due to the new rules regarding beach access.
Currently, groups of more than 10 people are not allowed on the beach, and people are encouraged to follow the social distancing recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Lieutenant Brian Dykes says that people have respected the rules so far and only a few warnings had to be issued over the weekend.
“The understanding going both ways has been phenomenal to this point. Everyone understands that we have to remind people about this and people also understand that’s just what we have to do, so it’s been going very smoothly and a lot of that credit goes to the citizens of the city,” Dkyes said Sunday.
Harrison County has placed signs at beaches to inform beachgoers of the current rules in place.