The best way to prevent infection is to stay home as much as possible. If you need to leave the house for work or another essential purpose, the CDC recommends washing your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, avoiding touching your face, and keeping six feet of space between yourself and anyone who does not live in your house.
As of Monday, May 11, curbside recycling has resumed its normal schedule. Garbage and trash remain unaffected, though trash (large debris) pickup may be delayed due to the typical spring increase in yard work.
Mayor Maddox signed an emergency declaration on March 13, 2020. Signing an emergency declaration empowers elected officials to act more urgently during times of crisis to meet community needs and protect communities from further harm.
DCH Regional offers screenings for COVID-19. The screenings are offered Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot to the West of Dr. Edward Hilliard Drive. Because the providers’ personal protective equipment does not work as well when wet, these screening will not be held on days with significant rain in the forecast.
Under the State Health Officer’s “Safer at Home” order as of Monday, May 11, there is no limit on the number of people allowed to gather together in public, so long as six feet of space can be maintained between people.
Providing clear and concise updates to our citizens is a top priority for the City of Tuscaloosa. The city will continue to provide frequent updates through press conferences, social media and updates to our website tuscaloosa.com/covid19
City officials are continuously monitoring the situation, including consulting sources such as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the U.S. Department of State, the World Health Organization (WHO) and Alabama Public Health.
Some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness including older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease. People who fall in these categories should take extra precautions to avoid infection.