COVID 19-Coronovirus Updates

City of Bay St Louis–A message from our Mayor:

I strongly encourage social distancing and cautiousness as our community works together to defeat COVID-19. I know this is going to be a long battle and an adjustment for our citizens. We need to think about our friends and family who may be most vulnerable to the virus. I urge each of you to think twice before making decisions and please do not downplay the seriousness of COVID-19. City Hall is currently transitioning in an effort to limit exposure to both City employees and citizens. At this time, our employees are available by telephone to assist. Also, our drop box, drive thru, online portals, and telephones are open to accept payments for any City related fees. Please protect your friends and family during this crisis. Your decision could impact or destroy the life of another! Stay safe, friends.


City of Bay St Louis Updates and Press Releases

General Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Information

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Health Information

Hancock Emergency Operations Center Updates and Press Releases


March 25, 2020

On March 24, 2020, in a press conference outside the Governor’s Mansion, Governor Reeves announced the new executive order instructing Mississippians on social distancing measures to combat the spread, as well as detailing the full scope of the state’s decisive and quick response since the beginning of the outbreak. You can view his full remarks here.

“We know that every action we take has unintended consequences. Every action echoes throughout our communities, affecting thousands of peoples’ ability to earn a living, thousands of families, and hundreds of thousands of lives. These decisions have been among the hardest of my career,” said Governor Tate Reeves.

In this latest executive order, the Governor lays out new guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19, including:
Mississippians must avoid non-essential gatherings of 10 people or more.
Suspending dine-in services at restaurants and bars across the state, instructing them to use drive-thru, take-out, or delivery services to get people food.
Mississippians must not to visit hospitals, nursing homes, or long-term care facilities.
Directing businesses to allow every employee possible to work from home.
Defining essential businesses to give clear guidance to partners at the local level and ensure no essential services are closed.

Thank you;
Brian T. Adam
EMA Director

State and Federal Updates and Press Releases

UPDATE: Due to the #CARESAct, small businesses and non-profits can get up to a $10,000 advance on an Economic Injury Disaster Loan even if your previous application was declined or still pending.

Apply now:

Learn more: For additional questions:

Call: 1-800-659-2955 or (TTY: 1-800-877-8339)


“The U.S. Small Business Administration (…) has designated COVID-19 as a qualifying event for the provision of Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) for businesses and private nonprofits in declared zones. The Mississippi Small Business Development Center (…) has several resources to help you learn more: