City of Gulfport
2401 53rd Street South
Gulfport, FL 33707  
(727) 893-1000
For Immediate Release on 7/29/2020 - 10 AM

Mayor Henderson and the Gulfport City Council addressed the importance of mask usage during the COVID-19 pandemic ( Video link ). WE MUST CONTINUE to take personal responsibility to protect ourselves and our loved ones.

The CDC recommends that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other  social distancing  measures are difficult to maintain.

And Remember, 
  • Wash your hands often,
  • Cover your cough or sneeze,
  • Avoid touching your face,
  • Clean and disinfect frequently,
  • Avoid close contact, Stay home if you are sick and,
  • Call your doctor if you develop fever, cough, or difficulty breathing.

We in the City of Gulfport have already distributed 20,000 masks to people in our community and people visiting us. In need of a FREE face mask? Visit one of these City of Gulfport locations.

49th Street Neighborhood Center
1617 49th St. S., Gulfport
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(727) 893-1000

Gulfport Casino Ballroom
5500 Shore Blvd. S., Gulfport
Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
(727) 893-1000

Both facilities are walk-up sites. Cloth face masks will be available on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.

“WE wear a mask to protect YOU, Let’s ALL wear a mask to protect each other!” Gulfport City Council. 

For the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) latest updates, please visit, .

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.

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