See our Healthy Travel Information page for the latest information on openings, guidelines, and COVID-19 updates. Mississippi requires masks to be worn for indoor public gatherings, shopping environments and outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained.

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Local, State and National Resources

Gulf Coast Business Council

Mississippi State Department of Health

Mississippi Economic Council: Coronavirus Resources for Employers

Mississippi Secretary of State Executive Orders

U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

Paycheck Protection Program FAQs for Small Businesses

Restaurant Employee Relief Fund – Apply for Aid

Information for Nonprofits

SBA Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Area Chambers of Commerce:

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Mississippi Small Business Development Center

Hotels nationwide sign up to support first responders; provide housing - Press Release, American Hotel & Lodging Association

Restaurant Resources

  • In order to promote our local restaurants and to keep our communities safe amid COVID-19 concerns, the Mississippi Coast Restaurant & Beverage Association is joining forces with the City of Gulfport to take the "Good to Go" campaign Coast-wide. Window signs are available to let patrons know you are open for To-go and delivery services, and we will be posting regularly on social media and our website about the restaurants that are open for business.
  • If you would like a sign for your business, please contact Susan Perkins at (228) 324-0032 or e-mail director@chefsofthecoast.org. Also, please send us your business hours, contact info, menu items available, and other helpful information you would like made available to the public.
  • National Restaurant Association: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) Executive Summary for Restaurants

Technology Resources

Industry Resources

A comprehensive list of resources is available here.