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The Bay St. Louis City Council on Thursday met to ratify and confirm Mayor Mike Favre’s “Safer-At-Home” executive order, which was established in an effort to further combat the spread of COVID-19.  

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On Wednesday, April 1, Governor Tate Reeves issued a Shelter in Place order, which requires that all Mississippi residents and visitors shelter in place and not engage in prohibited and detailed in that Executive Order No. 1466. The Governor’s Shelter in Place order will take effect today, A…

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The Mississippi State Department of Health on Thursday reported 104 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, with four new deaths confirmed, including deaths in Chickasaw, Jackson, Marshall and Monroe counties. Two more cases were also reported in Hancock County, but no new deaths.

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The Waveland Board of Aldermen and Mayor Mike Smith on Wednesday met by conference call and unanimously approved a proclamation enacting a stay-at-home order and curfew to help stem the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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The city of Diamondhead on Monday placed all city employees on administrative leave until further notice, to “keep all personnel and their families safe and to prevent the spreading of the coronavirus,” according to a city press release issued Monday afternoon.

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The ongoing outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus is a challenging time for many, but the Mississippi Department of Mental Health is encouraging Mississippians to learn about how they can cope with the stress and anxiety that is a natural response to these difficulties.

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As businesses across Hancock County and the rest of Mississippi and the world make some temporary changes in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, we here at the Sea Coast Echo are making some changes too, for the safety of our customers and our staff.

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The Gulf Coast Business Council and Coastal Mississippi are reaching out to the communities on the Coast to ask people to help support local restaurants, which are struggling in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Bay St. Louis Mayor Mike Favre on Tuesday announced that due to closures related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), the city will temporarily halt moving forward with the $6.5 million bond. 

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Business owners: During this time of uncertainty, we want to help you get the word out to your customers about your plans and response to the Coronavirus situation. Today, we're beginning a free listing of all businesses in Hancock County detailing any temporary closings, updated hours or ch…