Governor Reeves has issued a shelter-in-place order that will begin 5 p.m. Friday, April 3, and will last until 8 a.m. on April 20. Learn more from the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency here.
Only essential businesses and services will be open after 5 p.m., Friday, April 3. These businesses include grocery stores, hospitals/clinics, pharmacies, utilities, post offices, gas stations, first responders, financial institutions, child care services and restaurant offering take out or curbside pick-up. For a list of restaurants that are offering curbside and takeout options, please click here.
To our neighbors, our partners, and our future visitors, stay safe and be well.
Coastal Mississippi strives to make sure every visitor experience on The Secret Coast is the best it can be by providing up-to-date information. The safety of our visitors is our highest priority. With that, we want you to have the resources you need to make informed travel decisions when it comes to COVID-19 (or coronavirus). Our attractions, restaurants, and accommodations are taking additional measures to ensure a clean, safe experience for our visitors.
Per the regulations set forth by the Mississippi Gaming Commission, casino resorts throughout Coastal Mississippi have had to close their properties. Many other lodging options are operating at this time, increasing sanitation efforts and encouraging guests to maintain healthy travel practices.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has encouraged individuals to avoid gatherings of 10 or more people and to take precautions when they are in public. This community mitigation effort is considered the quickest and most effective means of containing COVID-19 transmissions. We urge all travelers to check in with event organizers before traveling and take protective measures against COVID-19 while you travel:
For more traveler information and prevention tips, we encourage you to seek the most current information from the following sources:
The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) has activated the Mississippi COVID-19 hotline to answer questions from the general public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For up-to-date information, call the hotline, check the MSDH website at HealthyMS.com/COVID-19, or download the free MS Ready app for Apple and Android. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website also has a wealth of information.
The hotline number is 1-877-978-6453.
This hotline is for the general public only. Media calls should always be directed to the MSDH Communications Office for information.
Follow MSDH by email and social media at HealthyMS.com/connect.